Felix Mas is a well-known artist around the world and best recognized for his artistic portrayals of “sensual elegance”. Much of Mas’s works contain beautiful women as the central subject matter, which many have described as alluring and intoxicating. Mas’s work finds inspiration from many different cultures and appears to be deeply influenced by Japanese woodblock prints and the fashions of India, as well as the historical grace of ancient Egypt, Rome, and Greece.
Felix Mas was born in Spain in 1935, where he currently lives and his artistic passions. He has always been a student of art since his childhood and developed his skills as he matured into adulthood. Mas attended the San Jorge Academy of Fine Arts in Barcelona, where he received a great deal of traditional training. He has also traveled throughout Europe and the United States to enrich his perspective and perfect his skills.
Mas’s inspiration comes from the diverse array of beautiful women he has seen throughout his travels, particularly influenced by ancient Rome and Greece, as well as parts of Asia, Egypt, and India. Each woman is painted precisely, exuding elegance and enhanced by her own backdrop, which is carefully thought out to add individualized flare to the central figure.
The colors that Felix Mas chooses to use for his artwork are quite unique. Many of his colors are created by using natural pigments. His use of color in each painting helps to express the emotion of the work. As one looks deeply into one of his pieces of work, it becomes impossible not to be mesmerized. Not by just the beauty of the total work, but by the intricacy of the work. The finite details that he includes are breathtaking. Whether it is a woman detailed with intricate butterfly wings that seem to come to life with delicate coloring. Or a woman who is adorned in the most elaborate kimono brush stroked with the most vibrant of colors. Mas truly knows how to paint the femininity and gracefulness of a woman.
Felix Mas can capture a woman's soul and beauty and put it on to canvas in a way that very few artists can represent with such complexity. His work is subjective and left purposefully up to the viewer's own translation and ideas. Mas currently divides his time traveling between Barcelona and the United States. Martin Lawrence Galleries is proud to have select Felix Mas works in our inventory, which can be seen here.