Published by Silvana Editoriale. Edited by Irene Biolchini, Cécile Pocheau Lesteven.
Known for his experimental approach to painting and sculpture, Spanish artist Miquel Barceló (born 1957)—based in Paris and Mali—uses a range of mediums, from paint to organic material, to explore decomposition, light and natural motifs in his works, collected here.
Published by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. Edited by Jose Castannal, Oona Doyle. Text by Mario Vargas Llosa.
On the Sea features the most recent series by Spanish painter Miquel Barceló (born 1957). The exhibition catalog presents his textural and atmospheric paintings inspired by the seascapes of his native Mallorca, alongside a text by Nobel Prize Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa.
This catalogue presents the most recent ceramic work of Catalan artist Miquel Barceló (born 1957). Created in Majorca in a former tilery and brickyard, Barceló’s unique terracotta objects are deliberately subjected to damage while the clay is still fresh.
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.
This exhibition catalog is a long-awaited monograph on one of the most important contemporary artists working today. Miquel Barcelo's artistic journey is explored through the themes that have marked his work over a period of more than twenty years. His subjects are first and foremost intentionally autobiographical: Barcelo depicts himself as he paints, alluding to the role of the demiurge incarnated as artist. Different artistic techniques enable him to represent the reality of the world, essentially exposing the constant flux of life and death. The book is divided into two parts: six introductory essays that describe Miquel Barcelo chronology in terms of his stylistic and technical development, and a catalog of about 60 works.
Rudy Chiappini is director of the Museums of the City of Lugano, Switzerland. He is the editor of Jean-Michel Basquiat (Skira, 2005) and Christo and Jeane-Claude (Skira, 2006).