Art with a Message
Not only is Eulàlia Grau´s art original and beautiful, it has positioned her as one of the most influential voices of her generation.
Media and advertising have always played a significant role in transmitting certain societal values. Eulàlia Grau explores this further in the exhibition, Eulàlia Grau. I Have Never Painted Golden Angels, hosted at Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona. This exhibition focuses mainly on her works from the Seventies through the early Eighties, using images sourced from the media to create collages that demonstrate the recurring themes of physical and ideological violence.
Grau also touches on social and gender issues through some works such as Cancionero de los hombres verticales y de los hombres horizontales (Songbook of the Vertical Men and the Horizontal Men), Discriminació de la dona (Discrimination Against Women). Through these works she beautifully depicts the not so pretty ramifications of political decisions and the perpetuation of social differences through institutions such as school, work and family.