Pere Llobera
Spanish, born 1970
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
F2 Galería at ARCOmadrid 2018,
F2 Galería
F2 Galería at ARCOlisboa 2017,
F2 Galería
Pere Llobera - Unter dem Pantoffel stehen,
Galerie Fons Welters

Pere Llobera’s paintings are descended equally from traditional realist painting and casual contemporary snapshots. Many of his compositions feature subjects looking posed for the camera, but contain jarringly contradictory elements, like an out-of-place object or floating text in a speech bubble—thus quoting photography without looking photorealistic. Working in the tradition of Martin Kippenberger, Llobera makes work that is self-referential and preoccupied with the images of contemporary culture. His style is hallmarked by loose and heavy brushstrokes—not unlike Francisco de Goya, whom Llobera considers a personal hero. Pablo Picasso’s signature harlequin has also made several appearances in Llobera’s works.