Arranz-Bravo. Magnus

Organised in cooperation with Terrassa Cultural Centre, the Arranz-Bravo Foundation in L’Hospitalet and the Tecla Sala Cultural Centre, the exhibition Arranz-Bravo. Magnus presents a selection of the sixty finest large works produced over the last ten years by the Catalan artist Eduard Arranz-Bravo (Barcelona, 1941). This last decade in his career is marked by the new artistic challenges that Arranz-Bravo has taken on, including that of creating large canvases: triptychs, polyptychs, large painterly squares that reflect the classical symbology of the Barcelonan artist as seen through the prism of his latest revision. Hands, crosses, fragmented human bodies, forms inserted into the fresh, electrical surfaces that characterise Arranz-Bravo’s colour palette. Many of the pieces shown here were painted at his new studio in Vallvidrera, designed by the architect Jordi Garcés and winner of a FAD prize in 2014. This is a fertile, ambitious period that, in part due to the artist’s increasing international projection (in China, the United States and Russia), has received less attention than it deserves in our own country. However, the quality and scope of Arranz-Bravo’s latest projects make this a truly unusual and exceptional exhibition.

Tecla Sala Cultural Center + AB Foundation.
From 26 march to 31 may 2015