Miquel Barceló - Exhibition view, 2019 © Galería Elvira González

Miquel Barceló

Miquel Barceló at Galería Elvira González, Madrid, 2013. Photo by © Cuauhtli Gutiérrez.

Felanitx, Spain, 1957
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One should know how to recognize unexpected findings in daily life, have a trained eye. Things happen when you are aware of them. It’s like recognizing a stain that triggers sense in a painting… but if you’re not painting, nothing happens.

In 1975 he moved from Mallorca to Barcelona to study at the Sant Jordi School of Fine Arts, which later dropped out to begin  his independent career. In 1974 he held his first solo exhibition at the Picarol Gallery in Mallorca. In the eighties he works intensely painting and drawing while travelling all over Europe and Africa. He starts exhibiting in international major galleries and  breaks onto the international scene at the Sâo Paulo Biennial in 1981 and Documenta VII in Kassel in 1982. In 2009 he represents Spain at the 53 Venice Bienale.

Based between Paris and Mallorca, since the mid-eighties his frequent trips to West Africa nourish his imagination with figures and myths. Working as the painter of the cave, he starts using clay to produce sculptures taught by African crafstmen. The observation of Nature is his major influence.

Several institutions have devoted large exhibitions to his work, such as the CAPC in Bordeaux, IVAM in Valencia, Jeu de Paume, Centre Pompidou, Musée des Arts Décoratifs and Museé du Louvre in Paris, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome, Museu d’Art Contemporani in Barcelona, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid and Musee Picasso Paris.

Miquel Barceló's Works

cerámica de Miquel Barceló, titulada Planta rodona, del año 2019. Cerámica refractárica esmalatada. Medidas 60 x 30 x 28 cm.

Miquel Barceló, Planta rodona, 2019
60 x 30 x 28 cm | 23 ⅝ x 11 ¾ x 11 in
Refractory ceramic

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Miquel Barceló, Untitled, 1986
99 x 70 cm | 39 x 27 ⅝ in
Mixed media on paper

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Miquel Barceló, Paseillo, 2018
48 x 63 cm | 18 ⅞ x 24 ⅞ in
Mixed media on paper

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Miquel Barceló, Sansevera, 2018
44,8 x 30,4 cm | 17 ⅝ x 12 in
Mixed media on paper

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Miquel Barceló, Untitled, 2017
50 x 32,7 cm | 19 ⅞ x 13 in
Mixed media on paper

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pintura técnica mixta sobre lienzo de Miquel Barceló del 2019 de 50x65cm

Miquel Barceló, 6 en Llaut, 2019
50 x 65 cm | 19 ⅝ x 15 ⅝ in
Mixed media on canvas

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Miquel Barceló, Mme. Faust, 2018
15 x 29,8 cm | 13 ¾ x 11 ¾ in
Watercolor on paper

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Miquel Barceló, La Mode: Mme. La Mort, 2019
39,4 x 68,5 cm | 15 ½ x 27 in
Watercolor on paper

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Pintura de Miquel Barceló titulada 1/2 meló. Del año 2019. Técnica mixta con lienzo. Medidas 60x81 cm.

Miquel Barceló, 1/2 Meló, 2019
60 x 81 cm | 23 ⅝ x 32 in
Mixed media on canvas

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Pintura de Miquel Barceló del año 2019. Técnica mixta sobre lienzp. Medidas 259 x 205cm. Tiene una cabeza de pulpo que sobresale del lienzo

Miquel Barceló, Untitled, 2019
259 x 205 cm | 102 x 80 ¾ in
Mixed media on canvas

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cerámica de Miquel Barceló, titulada Planta rodona, del año 2019. Cerámica refractárica esmalatada. Medidas 60 x 30 x 28 cm.

Miquel Barceló, Planta rodona, 2019
60 x 30 x 28 cm | 23 ⅝ x 11 ¾ x 11 in
Refractory ceramic

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Miquel Barceló, Untitled, 1986
99 x 70 cm | 39 x 27 ⅝ in
Mixed media on paper

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Miquel Barceló, Paseillo, 2018
48 x 63 cm | 18 ⅞ x 24 ⅞ in
Mixed media on paper

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Miquel Barceló, Sansevera, 2018
44,8 x 30,4 cm | 17 ⅝ x 12 in
Mixed media on paper

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Miquel Barceló, Untitled, 2017
50 x 32,7 cm | 19 ⅞ x 13 in
Mixed media on paper

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pintura técnica mixta sobre lienzo de Miquel Barceló del 2019 de 50x65cm

Miquel Barceló, 6 en Llaut, 2019
50 x 65 cm | 19 ⅝ x 15 ⅝ in
Mixed media on canvas

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Miquel Barceló, Mme. Faust, 2018
15 x 29,8 cm | 13 ¾ x 11 ¾ in
Watercolor on paper

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Miquel Barceló, La Mode: Mme. La Mort, 2019
39,4 x 68,5 cm | 15 ½ x 27 in
Watercolor on paper

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Pintura de Miquel Barceló titulada 1/2 meló. Del año 2019. Técnica mixta con lienzo. Medidas 60x81 cm.

Miquel Barceló, 1/2 Meló, 2019
60 x 81 cm | 23 ⅝ x 32 in
Mixed media on canvas

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Pintura de Miquel Barceló del año 2019. Técnica mixta sobre lienzp. Medidas 259 x 205cm. Tiene una cabeza de pulpo que sobresale del lienzo

Miquel Barceló, Untitled, 2019
259 x 205 cm | 102 x 80 ¾ in
Mixed media on canvas

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Miquel Barceló Exhibitions