NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 EXHIBITION
Agustí Puig had his artistic awakening in the mid-1980s, a period of effervescent activity in the field of art in Catalonia, Spain and Europe as a whole. A time when artists all over Europe were staging a creative reaction to the conceptual art movements that had dominated the 1970s and had announced the death of pictorial art. Puig's generation proposed a new, expressive, affirmative, monumental art that did not ignore tradition.
“…the joyous affirmation of the play of the world and of the innocence of becoming…”
Puig's painting presented itself as the heir to the predominant styles in European modern avant-garde art: German Expressionism (from Munch to Kiefer), Spanish Informalism (represented by Tàpies, Millares, Clavé) and French and Catalan Oneirism (Joan Miró).
~Albert Mercadé, Artistic Director of the Fundacio Arranz-Bravo