1982. Barcelona. Yago Partal had it clear in his mind that he wanted a life dedicated to creativity. He spent a big part of his childhood among drawing blogs and encyclopaedias of fauna. After a few years in a drawing and painting academy (1990 -1998), he earned his high school diploma with a focus on Arts and then started Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona. It was then when he started, along with Manel Soto, his first business, a graphic design studio with projects for companies like Filmax, Chesterfield International, Sitges Film Festival and Canal+, and specialized in photography (2001-2007).
After this period, he focused on photography and developed his first conceptual series and video works. Shortly after, he joined the company DDT SFX (Academy Award for Pan’s Labyrinth) as a conceptual designer doing work for films like Pedro Almodovar’s “The Skin I Live In” and J. A. Bayona’s “The Impossible”.
In 2013 he founded Nieve, an audiovisual production company which has helped him develop photography and video projects in the fields of architecture, fashion, advertisement and music videos, along with a team of professionals that have also joined the company. That same year he created a collection of digital illustrations called Zoo Portraits (www.zooportraits.com), consisting of anthropomorphic animal depictions, that went viral online, reaching the world press in a very short time (Huffington Post, Time Out, CBS News, Daily Mail, ABC News, Daily Record, among others). The collection was developed with Isabelle Bazsó as Brand manager, and it is currently a registered trademark and independent project granting permits to other partner companies to commercially use the images on their products. The project also starts an approach to raise awareness and protect the animal kingdom with the help of organizations already working in the field, which gives Yago Partal the opportunity to become involved in his other big passion: the animal kingdom.
- FRANCE – Mar/Nov 2018 – “Zoo Portraits” – Musée Balzac – Saché, France.
- SPAIN – Apr/Jun 2016 – “Luz Profunda” – Rec. Modernista Sant Pau – Barcelona, Spain.
- TAIWAN – Jan/Aug 2016 – “Lets Dance!” Animals – Chimei Museum – Tainan, Taiwan.
- FRANCE – January 2016 – “Masques” – TwentyTwo Gallery – Lyon, France.
- UNITED KINGDOM – December 2014 – Columbia Road Arts Gallery – London, UK.
- MONACO – April 2014 – “As Human As…” – Carre Dor Gallery – Monaco, Monaco.
- CANADA – March 2014 – Hotel Meridien Montreal – Montreal, Canada.
- CAMBODIA – November 2013 – 9th Angkor Photo Festival – Siem Reap, Cambodia.
- JAPAN – Octover 2013 – UltraSuperNew Gallery + Subject Matter – Tokyo, Japan.
- SPAIN – December 2012 – “San Sebastian 56/88” – F. Arte y Desarrollo – Madrid, Spain.
ADOBE – Goodby Silverstein & Partners (USA), APPLE (United States), Workman (United States), Body Shop (UK), NMBS (Belgium), Big Sur (Chile), Time Out (UK), Lavalin (Canada), Queensland Tourism & Events, LAGOM Design (UK), Evermade (UK), Saint Noir (Germany), Annabel Trends (Australia), Fessura (Korea), Blik (United States), SCNB (Switzerland), Nordika (France), Blue Vert (France), Hamas Worldwide (Brazil), The Shopping Night (Spain), Haag Marketing (Germany), NYSU Films (Spain), NOOK Architects (Spain), Asallam Films (Spain) and DDT fx (Spain) with The Skin I Live In (P.Almodóvar), The Impossible (J.A. Bayona), Insensibles (J.C. Medina) and XP3D (Sergi Vizcaíno).
- 2016 Algora – Europa y el bosque enamorado
- 2015 Javiera Mena – Sincronía Pegaso
- 2015 La Prohibida – La Colina Luminosa
- 2015 Dulce Pájara Juventud – Manantial
- 2014 Salvador Tóxico – Magnífico
- 2014 April Fool’s Day – Occasional Sugars
- 2014 April Fool’s Day – Stairs and Bells
- 2014 The Birkins – Toute Cette Lumière
- 2013 Algora – La Era Punk
- 2013 April Fool’s Day – Parasol
- 2012 Sundae – Verano | Invierno
Time Out “Cover” (London), BranD Magazine “Cover” (China), Edgar Magazine “Cover” (Dubai), Quest Mag “Cover” (Netherlands), Mixology Book (Barcelona), Elle Magazine (Netherlands), Flair Magazine (Amsterdam), Grazia Magazine (Barcelona), Jan Magazine (Amsterdam), Le Point Magazine (France), Nido Magazine (Germany), QUO Magazine (Spain), Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), Diseño Interior (Spain), U Magazine (Hong Kong), AIT Magazine (Germany), Centras (Lituania), Puro 24/7 (Middle East), Moja4Zida (Croatia), Ehousing (Korea), Raumideen (Germany), The Bund Magazine (China), Cour Casa (Taiwan), Lera (Sweden), B-Guided (Spain), Real Home (Beijing), My Home I (Taiwan) and Tiles of India (India).
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