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Josep Guinovart – Transformed reality
January 24 @ 8:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
Josep Guinovart (1927 – 2007) was a Catalan painter most famous for his abstract expressionist work.
The new exhibition, Transformed Reality, curated by Llucià Homs, provides fresh insights into Guinovart’s artistic discourse. Today, ten years after his death, Guinovart still connects with new generations of critics and curators with works displaying immense topicality. The exhibition directs its attention to the artist’s capacity for transforming reality while constantly reinventing himself. There is a conceptual thread running through the various sections of the exhibition. It was derived from the fact that Guinovart, via his output, journeyed from the local and primordial to the universal and infinite.
The exhibition contains some of the most significant pieces from the different periods spanning the artist’s career. Although,strictly speaking, it is not a retrospective exhibition. Similarly, the exhibition is not organized chronologically, but ventures into the leafy thicket of the artist’s creativity. It jumps around from techniques to periods to materials. It provides an extraordinarily coherent view of this artist who is vital to the Catalan avant-guard art of the second half of the twentieth century.