(Spanish, b. 1957)
The work of Agustí Puig follows a direction related to Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miró and Jean DuBuffet and he is certainly in dialogue with the foremost Spanish artist Antoni Tàpies as well as the Art Informal Movement of Post-War Spain. Working in a style known as pintura matèrica (incorporating the use of non-traditional materials into painting), Puig's art has alchemical-transformative qualities for both the artist and viewer. The thick and almost brutal application of paint, applied by the artist as though in a trance-like state, speaks to a kind of studio as zen temple and painting as a means of freedom through authentic physical expression.
Agustí Puig is recognized as the premier artist of the Can Framis Permanent Collection/ Vila Casas Foundation in Barcelona, featuring the leading artists of Spain from the 1960s onward.