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Miquel Barceló
Boucs etc, 2015. 102 x 148 x 7 cm. Técnica mixta sobre papel.
Des loups blancs, 2015. 105 x 80 x 5 cm. Mixed technique on paper.
L'Origine des mollusques, 2015. 107 x 82 x 3 cm. Mixed technique on paper.
Six Seiches, 2015. 195 x 175 x 13 cm. Mixed technique on paper.
Tomàtigues Turques, 2008. 229 x 263 x 6,5 cm. Mixed media on linen.
Miquel Barceló (Felanitx, Majorca, 1957) came into contact with painting at a very early age thanks to his mother, Francisca Artigues, who loved to paint, and with whom Miquel shared this passion. He entered the Escola d’Arts i Oficis in Palma in 1972 and, from early on in his career has been considered one of the leading European artists of our era. He first received international recognition at an early age: at 24, he participated in the São Paulo Art Biennial in 1981 and, at 25, he took part in the Documenta exhibition in Kassel (Germany) in 1982.

Since then, his works have been included in the most prestigious international exhibitions, making him one of the outstanding Spanish artists to have emerged in the 1980s. In 1986, he received Spain’s National Fine Arts Award and, two years later, he installed his workshop in Mali, where he has pursued his fascination with Africa.

His work encompasses different media such as painting, sculpture and ceramics. He was the Spanish representative at the Venice Biennial Pavilion in 2009, and his work has been exhibited at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Macba in Barcelona and the Louvre in Paris.

In 2003, he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts in Spain and, in 2008, he inaugurated the dome of Hall XX of the UN’s Palace of Nations in Geneva. Most recently, he won the Penagos Award for Drawing in 2011 and was granted an honorary doctorate by Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.
Recent exhibitions in the gallery