Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Barcelona Artist - Agustí Puig

The LA Times ran a glowing article on Barcelona recently where it discussed its storied artistic history and mentioned some contemporary artitists who are maintaining this rich tradition. One such man is Agustí Puig whose work was the inspiration for Penelope Cruz's character in "Vicki Christina Barcelona" and was featured in the movie.

A painter, sculpture and photographer, Puig's stated idol is one of Barcelona's most famous adoptive sons, Pablo Picasso, who came here from Malaga as a teenager and his influence can be seen in the energy of Puig's work. Unfortunately, there aren't any current exhibitions of his in Barcelona with closest one being held at Messum's gallery in London.  So to give you an idea of his style, here are a few pieces of his:

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