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Kultur: Miguel Barcelo, spansk maler

Miguel Barcelo, spansk maler

(Miquel Barceló)

Miguel Barceló fødtes i 1957 på Mallorca, hvor han boede indtil han flyttede til Barcelona for, at studere på “Escuela de Bellas Artes Sant Jordi” i 1975.

Denne periode i Barcelona bar præg af afslutningen på Francos diktatur samt overgangen til demokrati. I kunsten brød man ud af de politiske bånd. Malerkunsten fik en ny opblomstring.

Mange teknikker

Barcelós malerier inkorporerede en bred vifte af teknikker og skabte sin egen udtryksform. Han transformerede “the flat pictorial surface of modernist abstraction into a space with its own topography of materials and a physical molding of matter”. 1)

Barcelós første solo-udstilling (1976) med titlen Cadaverina 15. Her ustillede han “boxes containing decomposing organic substances thereby demonstrating his early interest in organic transformation and revealing the influence of the German artist Joseph Beuys. Barceló’s more painterly works often represent classical subject matter such as still lives, landscapes, and light studies, and signify the artist’s continual search for a new expressive formal vocabulary in painting. Creating many of his works horizontally on the floor, Barceló’s artistic process allows him a freedom of movement around the canvas that also indicates the influence of the American artist Jackson Pollock’s “drippings””. 2)

International anerkendelse

I 1982 opnåede Barceló international anerkendelse. Barceló blev udvalgt til at repræsentere Spanien i den internationale udstilling “Documenta 7” i Kassel, Tyskland. Kurator Rudi Fuchs foretog udvælgelsen. Siden har Barceló udstillet rundt om i Europa. Blandt andet i Galleri Faurschou i København.

La Peche, Miguel BarceloLa Peche

La Pêche skabte Miguel Barceló’s under et ophold i Portugal i 1984. Her kom han i mere intens kontakt med havet og landskabet i en sådan grad, “that he took his canvases outdoors to complete his paintings on the coastal beach, thus finding himself “physically inside the subject” of his painting. Unlike his earlier works, which suggest a strong and virulent expressivity that is transmitted through the materiality of the paint, La Pêche is representative of another stage in his development towards a more restrained brushwork and painterly composition and also signifies his interest in the representation of the human figure. Works such as La Pêche create a thematic link to his first works, which were landscapes of Mallorca”. 3)

Barceló har under flere ophold i Afrika opdyrket en passion for keramiske arbejder. Bl.a. fordi vejrforholdene med megen vind ikke tillod ham at male i Mali. 4)

Sangha Market, Miguel Barcelo

Sangha Market

Kilder

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