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Muxart. Contemporary Art and Creation Space

Martorell

<p>Centre dedicated to the painter from Martorell Jaume Muxart Dom&egrave;nech (1922) to and contemporary art, in the former Casa Par</p>

Centre dedicated to the painter from Martorell Jaume Muxart Domènech (1922) to and contemporary art, in the former Casa Par

The main goal of this space, which was opened in 2011, is to encourage the dissemination, investigation and conservation of Muxart’s work and to become a reference point for contemporary art and creation.

On the first floor, you can visit the permanent exhibition "Muxart, Colour and Composition", curated by the specialist Pilar Bonet and opened in July 2014. The exhibition surveys the history of Jaume Muxart to discover his iconographic universe, the way he works composition, colour expressionism in the brushstroke, the methodology he follows in the painting process, his visual and conceptual references, thematic sets and his experience as an educator.

The ground floor is reserved for temporary exhibitions, mainly featuring contemporary art.

SPACES

<p>Muxart&rsquo;s temperament, between measure and extravagance. His work does not fall within a single style</p>
I will never paint fish
I will never paint fish
<p>Composition is the rational engineering of Muxart&rsquo;s works, regardless of the subject or the expressionist solidity of the colour play</p>
Painting is stronger than oneself
Painting is stronger than oneself
<p>Muxart highlights the textural quality of his painting as a spatial dimension of colour. He seems to sculpt his pictures</p>
I achieve more in five minutes of extravagance than in one hour of measure
I achieve more in five minutes of extravagance than in one hour of measure
<p>From every artist he admires, Muxart tries to draw out the artistic roots to shape his own particular mythology</p>
My mythology is the result of years of contemplation
My mythology is the result of years of contemplation
<p>The work room is the site of the creative process. Painting is not making a work but rather a way of life</p>
I need to live my paintings, working and reworking them, despite the risk of des...
I need to live my paintings, working and reworking them, despite the risk of destroying them
<p>Muxart seeks the essence of painting, knowing that he can only achieve surprising minor revelations within the great paradigm of art</p>
I work on 20 or 30 works at the same time to keep my eyes alert
I work on 20 or 30 works at the same time to keep my eyes alert

OBJECTS

<p><em>Self-Portrait</em>, 1944, oil on canvas, 48 &times; 32 cm</p>
Self-Portrait
Self-Portrait
<p><em>C&uacute;pula blanca (White Dome)</em>, 1963, oil on canvas, 62 &times; 76 cm</p>
Cúpula blanca (White Dome)
Cúpula blanca (White Dome)
<p><em>Lluminositat astral (Starlight)</em>, &ldquo;Big Bang&rdquo; series, 2002, oil on canvas, 100 &times; 100 cm</p>
Lluminositat astral (Starlight...
Lluminositat astral (Starlight)
<p><em>Pessebre (Manger Scene)</em>, 1951, oil on canvas, 114 &times; 146 cm</p>
Pessebre (Manger Scene)
Pessebre (Manger Scene)
<p><em>Flors (Flowers)</em>, &ldquo;Flowers and Colours&rdquo; series, 2014, oil on canvas, 100 &times; 81 cm</p>
Flowers
Flowers
<p><em>Tots els colors (All the Colours)</em>, &ldquo;Montserrat&rdquo; series, 1998, oil on canvas, 130 &times; 89 cm</p>
Tots els colors (All the Colou...
Tots els colors (All the Colours)

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