Born in 1923, Antoni Tàpies emerged after the Second World War as one of Spain's, and indeed Europe's, leading artists. Initially considered as a surrealist or dadaist painter, he quickly began to experiment with new styles, and his paintings became increasingly impregnated with an informal influence. He incorporated waste paper, plastic bags, clay and even marble dust to his pieces and created his own unique and varied style.
This month, the Fundació will be presenting some of Tàpies own private pieces which have been temporarily donated by the artist and his wife. Previously unseen, these works track Tàpies' development chronologically, focusing on his attachment to material objects and their ever-presence in his creations.