Miquel Barceló

  • , Disloqué et Ouvert, 2018
    Ceramic
    97 x 48 x 43 cm
    38 1/4 x 18 7/8 x 16 7/8 inches
  • , Disloqué et Ouvert, 2018
    Ceramic
    97 x 48 x 43 cm
    38 1/4 x 18 7/8 x 16 7/8 inches
  • , Gramatica General, 2018
    Mixed media on canvas
    114 x 198,5 x 3,5 cm
    44 7/8 x 78 1/8 x 1 3/8 inches
  • , Aufabia d’ossos de Peix, 2017
    Ceramic
    25 5/8 x 15 5/8 x 13 1/4 inches
    65,1 x 39,7 x 33,7 cm
  • , Gelat de Llimona, 2017
    Ceramic
    25 1/8 x 16 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches
    63,8 x 41,9 x 40 cm

Miquel Barceló (born Felanitx, 1957) is a painter, sculptor and ceramist. In 1974, he was admitted to Palma de Mallorca’s Fine Arts School, before joining Barcelona’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Saint George. In 1976, he was involved in the happenings and protests of Taller Llunatic, an avant-garde conceptual group. In the early 80's, the first figurative images, started to emerge in his painting in the form of columns of smoke, books and zoomorphic figures. When invited to take part in Documenta 7, Kassel by Rudi Fuchs in 1982, he started to emerge on the international scene: his discovery of Africa in 1988 marked the start of new technical experiments based on local pigments and sediments. From then on, Barceló shared his time between Paris, Mallorca and Mali. After 1993, sculpture - in plaster, bronze or ceramics – took on an increasingly important place in his work, with terracotta becoming a preferred material for his artistic experimentation. In February 2007, Barceló’s work in the Sant Pere chapel at Palma de Mallorca cathedral was inaugurated, closely followed by his work for the Human Rights Room in the Palace of Nations (2008) in Geneva. In 2009, the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale was entirely dedicated to his work. On the border between tradition and modernity, his expressionist, baroque and syncretic work merges inspirations from literature, the expression of time immemorial and artistic legacy, from Miró to Pollock.

 


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  • Miquel Barceló, MIC, Faenza, Italy


    June 1 - October 6, 2019

    Miquel Barceló, in Faenza the first anthological exhibition devoted to his ceramics.

    From 1st June to 6th October the International museum of Ceramics in Faenza devotes an outstanding solo exhibition to the Spanish artist Miquel Barceló one of the greatest protagonist of the contemporary international context. The exhibition in Faenza, curated by Irene Biolchini and Cécile Pocheau Lesteven, is the first anthological event devoted to his ceramic production, from his debut to nowadays. It concerns a special project created by the artist just for the MIC Faenza, in a dialogue with the works belonging to the history of ceramics, housed in the greatest museum of the world devoted to this language. 

    www.micfaenza.org

    Image: Miquel Barceló, Retrat de Familla, 2015, terracotta e smalti/ earthenware and glazes, 71 x 122,5 x 45 cm, courtesy private collection, ph. Agustí Torres