Artista: Antoni Tàpies
ANTONI TÁPIES Antoni Tàpies i Puig, Marqués de Tàpies (Barcelona, December 13, 1923 - ibid, February 6, 2012), 2 was a Spanish painter, sculptor and art theorist. One of the main exponents of informalism worldwide, he is considered one of the most outstanding Spanish artists of the 20th century. The Catalan artist's work enjoys a study and conservation center at the Antoni Tàpies Foundation in Barcelona. Self-taught, Tàpies created his own style within the avant-garde art of the twentieth century, in which tradition and innovation were combined within an abstract style but full of symbolism, giving great relevance to the material substrate of the work. It is worth highlighting the marked spiritual sense given by the artist to his work, where the material support transcends its state to signify a deep analysis of the human condition. Tàpies's work has been highly valued both nationally and internationally, being exhibited in the most prestigious museums in the world. Throughout his career he has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Wolf Foundation Award for the Arts (1981), the Gold Medal of the Generalitat of Catalonia (1983), the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts (1990), the Unesco Picasso Medal (1993) and the Velázquez Prize for Plastic Arts (2003). In recognition of his artistic career, King Juan Carlos I granted him the title of Marquis of Tàpies on April 9, 2010.