September 2013 - February 2014

Tàpies Solo Show

 
 
 

 

 

Antoni Tàpies i Puig was a Catalan painter, sculptor and art theorist, who became one of the most famous European artists of his generation.

 

Mayoral presents "Tàpies Solo Show" showing an accurate selection of 20 artworks from the 60's to the 90's.

 

In 1948, Tàpies helped co-found the first Post-War Movement in Spain known as Dau al Set which was connected to the Surrealist and Dadaist Movements. The main leader and founder of Dau al Set was the poet Joan Brossa. The movement also had a publication of the same name, Dau al Set. Tàpies started as a surrealist painter, his early works were influenced by Paul Klee and Joan Miró; but soon become an informal artist, working in a style known as pintura matèrica, in which non artistic materials are incorporated into the paintings. In 1953 he began working in mixed media; this is considered his most original contribution to art. One of the first to create serious art in this way, he added clay and marble dust to his paint and used waste paper, string, and rags (Grey and Green Painting, Tate Gallery, London, 1957).

Examples of his work are found in numerous major international collections. His work is associated with both Tachisme and Abstract Expressionism.

 

 

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