22.09.2015 - 23.01.2016
This exhibition presents a retrospective on Rosa Amorós (Barcelona, 1945), an artist who has always had close ties to the collection.
Throughout her career, Amorós has explored the questions that have intrigued humans since time immemorial: creation myths, religiosity, the nature of existence, our relationship with others, the human condition in general and how people from different cultures and times have sought answers. She has fashioned a highly personal, poetic oeuvre using an unusual, underrated material in contemporary art: fired clay. With the two-dimensional work, we pay particular attention to work on paper done with ink and gouache, along with a selection of paintings.
Rosa Amorós takes nature and the human condition as themes for her work, without wanting to represent anything other than life, passion, pain, pleasure, enigma and all the emotions caused by her contemplation of the natural environment.
Rosa Amorós Bernadó (Barcelona, 1945) studied fine art at the University of Barcelona and the Escola Massana, where she also taught between 1971 and 2005.
Her artistic career stems from her involvement in the Joan Miró Prize in 1967 and 1968. In 1976 gallerist René Metras took an interest in her work and he put on regular exhibitions of her artwork in his Barcelona gallery over the following fifteen years. In 1987 she took part in Art Triangle, a workshop given by Anthony Caro at the Casa de la Caritat (Barcelona), which showed that her work had evolved in both conception and form. This evolution culminated in her pieces for the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemét (Hungary) in 1991 and for the opening of the European Ceramic Work Centre in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands) in 1992.