For this edition of Matador’s Artist’s Portfolio series, Spanish painter Miquel Barceló (born 1957) presents four series made between 2009–2010. In these series Barceló paints without paint, instead using bleach and soot, which he applies to black paper and canvases. The bleach “develops” the image by removing its background.
Published by Actes Sud. Foreword by Marie-Josée Roig. Text by Jean Clottes, Alberto Manguel, Eric Mézil, Joana Maria Palou, Gabriel Llompart.
Miquel Barcelo (born 1957) extends the primitivism of Art Brut into a dialogue with prehistoric art. This beautifully printed catalogue documents an exhibition of sculptures and works on paper held at three venues in Avignon--the Palais de Papes, the Musée du Petit Palais and the Collection Lambert--in which Barceló responded to the Quattrocento and Gothic works held in their collections.
Published by Turner. Text by Enrique Juncosa, Amelie Aranguren, José Carlos Llop, Colm Tóib'n. Translation by Jonathan Brennan.
Spanish artist Miquel Barceló first traveled to Africa in 1988 and has continued to return to Mali for the past 20 years. This volume gathers works on paper, books of sketches and small canvases produced in Africa, as well as ceramics, bronze works and large paintings created in his other home cities of Felanitx, Majorca and Paris.