(b Felanitx, Mallorca, 1957). Spanish painter.
He studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Barcelona from 1974 and
produced his early work in the context of conceptual art groups in
Mallorca. He achieved international recognition at an early age,
taking part in major group exhibitions such as Documenta 7 (Kassel,
1982) as an important figure within the neo-Expressionist currents
then gaining ground in Europe and especially in Germany and Italy;
in 1985 he was the first artist under 30 to be awarded the Premio
Nacional de Artes Plásticas by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. His
typical paintings, such as Stevenson and Baudelaire with Agaarium
(mixed media on canvas, 2*2 m, 1984; Paris, priv. col., see 1985 exh.
cat., p. 57), are literary and cosmopolitan in their references,
with a rigorous construction in conflict with the material, rough
quality of his surfaces, which he regarded as his real subject.
Giorgione a Felanitx
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