Galería Elvira González is pleased to announce its second solo show of the Spanish artist Miquel Barceló opening on January 19th, 2019 at 11 am. The exhibition will have 29 new works of which fifteen are canvases, twelve are works on paper and two ceramics. All these works have been made in the past two years and will be shown to the public for the first time.
Life of Octopus is the title chosen by Barceló and refers to his deep link with the sea, its nature and wildlife, and with the relationship between humans and the seas. A romantic and desolate vision. An unsettling stormy sea that seems to relate to the moment we currently live in. Some boats with people and some empty ones lost in the sea. A large multicoloured octopus of two meters presides over one of the exhibition rooms.
The exhibition will show other subjects in which Barceló has recently worked as drawings of Goethe's book Faust, images of bullfighters and some classic stories and self-portraits.
On the occasion of Life of Octopus, a catalogue has been published by the gallery which, in addition to the works on show, will feature images from two notebooks that Miquel Barceló produced as he painted the works in the show. These notebooks as diaries, note the evolution of some paintings and also collect Barceló's thoughts that range from everyday subjects and daily obligations to thoughts of philosophical and poetic nature.