"The BBVA Ricard Camí Prize for Painting is the fruit of a firm commitment to
encourage painterly creativity and, particularly, to contribute to the promotion and
projection of young artists. The award is one of nine cultural prizes that the Antigues
Caixes Catalanes Foundation, with the support of BBVA CX, promotes in Catalonia in
such diverse fields as literature, theatre, painting and drawing, music, circus, film and
In 2017, the biennial BBVA Ricard Camí Prize for Painting was awarded for the
fifteenth time. From among 157 participating artists and 205 works submitted,
Brigitta Both was proclaimed as the winner for her piece Synchronized, a fusion
of painterly concepts, realism and abstraction. Practically minimalist, the work
expresses the ideas of absence and silence through the contrast between black and
The Ricard Camí Prize, now in its 29th year, was created in 1989 in memory of Ricard
Camí i Aliart, patron of the arts and president of the old Caixa Terrassa savings bank.
Throughout its history, the award has provided constant support for painting and for
Moreover, the Ricard Camí continues to be one of the most valuable arts prizes today,
as it is worth 18,000 euros (12,000 for the artist and 6,000 for a solo exhibition of
their work). In this way, the award both recognises the artist’s work and helps to
promote them and enhance their projection.
The solo show that we now present at Terrassa Cultural Centre, entitled Monochrome,
is by Brigitta Both, a Hungarian artist whose work speaks of the fragility and
unpredictability of all aspects of life while also expressing the beauty of infinite
shades of human emotions.
We urge the visitor to discover this exhibition and to interact with the works there,
for these are profound pieces with a powerful psychological component that fuse the
figural and abstract worlds, most of them in black (dark drama) and white (purity).
We hope that the show will provide this Hungarian artist with a springboard that
enables her to continue creating and exploring new paths. Congratulations, Brigitta!
Antigues Caixes Catalanes Foundation | Antiga Caixa Terrassa Foundation | BBVA CX"