Miquel Barcelo |1957 , Born in Felanitx, Spain

Miquel Barcelo started to paint at the age of 12, influenced by his artist mother, and has continued ever since. He initially devoted himself to painting and drawing, and his artistic talent developed after extensive travels between France and Africa. He began to incorporate different materials such as ceramic, ash, sand and mud, creating very expressive and tactile art. The Spanish artist looks at subjects that are both commonplace and strange, and his work displays his interest in the French Art Brut and surrealism, as well as the work of Lucio Fontana and Jackson Pollock.

Barcelo created a piece of work for the Mallorcan cathedral in Palma in 2007 and for the dome at the UN's Palace of Nations in Geneva in 2008. His work is exhibited in the Pompidou Centre and the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York.

  • Encephalogramme De La Mer 2005