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<p>Vessels, Antoni Cumella, diverse dates, enamelled clay. &copy; Photo: Pere Cornellas, 2014</p>

Vessels, Antoni Cumella, diverse dates, enamelled clay. © Photo: Pere Cornellas, 2014

Antoni Cumella i Serret (Granollers, 1913-1985) had intense connections with the shaping of the avant-gardes and the languages of contemporary architecture from the 1950s. He constructed a complex, expansive language, the outcome of the three-dimensional inquiry of his creations. He achieved this through the intervention and modification of the space and its perception, which he brought closer and closer to architecture.

Bowls, vessels and vases with turgid surfaces of enamelled clay explore stylised volumes, refined perimeters and unique colour schemes. They have abstract, static geometric shapes with simultaneously living, organic, sensual and dynamic morphologies. That is, they exemplify the paradox of artistic creation: the quest for the essential and thus for what does not exist, and in consequence the creation of something new.

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