Galeria Carles Taché

Antoni Tąpies

Barcelona, 1923-2012
Tąpies is one of the leading exponents of informalism worldwide, and is considered one of the most outstanding Spanish artists of the 20th century. The work of the Catalan artist has a study and conservation center at the Antoni Tąpies Foundation in Barcelona.
Self-taught, Tąpies created his own style within the avant-garde art of the 20th century, which combined tradition and innovation in an abstract style full of symbolism, giving great relevance to the material substrate of the work. It should be noted the spiritual sense given by the artist to his work, where the material support transcends his state to mean a deep analysis of the human condition.
The work of Tąpies has had a great valuation both nationally and internationally, being exposed in the most prestigious museums in the world. Throughout his career he has received numerous awards and distinctions, among which include the Prize of the Wolf Foundation of Arts (1981), the Gold Medal of the Generalitat of Catalonia (1983), the Prince of Asturias Award for las Artes (1990), the Picasso Medal of Unesco (1993) and the Velįzquez Prize for Visual Arts (2003). In recognition of his artistic career, King Juan Carlos I granted him the title of Marquis of Tąpies on April 9, 2010.
The family of Antoni Tąpies has lent the work Quatre (1992) for the exhibition Tribute to catalan contamporary art.