Miquel Barceló, ‘La Mer avec Nuages’, 2002, Mixed Media, Mixed media on canvas, Phillips
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Miquel Barceló

La Mer avec Nuages, 2002

Mixed media on canvas
18 1/10 × 21 9/10 in
46 × 55.7 cm
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Signed, titled and dated 'Barceló, VIII.02 "LA MER avec NUAGES"' on the reverse
Miquel Barceló
Spanish, b. 1957
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Miquel Barcelo is best known for his installation of multicolored stalactite forms on the domed ceiling of the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Chamber at the UN Palace of Nations in Geneva. Painted with pigments sourced from around the world and sprayed with blue-gray paint for an undulating, ever-changing appearance, the structures symbolize the sea and a cave in opposing union. The oscillating color and form of the ocean is a recurring motif in Barcelo’s work. While he has produced paintings, drawings, ceramics, and cast iron structures, he is most frequently classified as an International Neo-Expressionist, as he favors recognizable subjects rendered in an expressive, gestural manner. An interest in decomposition, metamorphosis, and the passage of time drives Barcelo’s art, which includes boxes filled with decaying food and pale, fleshy canvases inspired by the rugged terrain of the Sahara Desert.

Miquel Barceló, ‘La Mer avec Nuages’, 2002, Mixed Media, Mixed media on canvas, Phillips
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Please note this work is mixed media on canvas and is not presented in an artist's frame. The dimensions of this work are 46 x 55.7 cm (18 1/8 x 21 7/8 in.)

Medium
Signature
Signed, titled and dated 'Barceló, VIII.02 "LA MER avec NUAGES"' on the reverse
Miquel Barceló
Spanish, b. 1957
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Miquel Barcelo is best known for his installation of multicolored stalactite forms on the domed ceiling of the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Chamber at the UN Palace of Nations in Geneva. Painted with pigments sourced from around the world and sprayed with blue-gray paint for an undulating, ever-changing appearance, the structures symbolize the sea and a cave in opposing union. The oscillating color and form of the ocean is a recurring motif in Barcelo’s work. While he has produced paintings, drawings, ceramics, and cast iron structures, he is most frequently classified as an International Neo-Expressionist, as he favors recognizable subjects rendered in an expressive, gestural manner. An interest in decomposition, metamorphosis, and the passage of time drives Barcelo’s art, which includes boxes filled with decaying food and pale, fleshy canvases inspired by the rugged terrain of the Sahara Desert.

Miquel Barceló

La Mer avec Nuages, 2002

Mixed media on canvas
18 1/10 × 21 9/10 in
46 × 55.7 cm
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