(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.
Creating Your Own Cosmicity
November 29, 2018 - February 10, 2019
Centre Cultural Terrassa, Spain
Agustí Puig is a highly unique and versatile artist, who capably experiments with numerous artistic disciplines including painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, and engraving, His current exhibition is a visual essay that covers his main themes: the passage of time, the fleeting condition of the human being, and the constant resistance to the omission of memory through the perpetuity of the gesture.
Curator: Natàlia Chocar