Over the course of his career in painting, printmaking, and etching, Antoni Tàpies (Spanish 1923-2012) has created his own visual language of symbols and marks to help communicate the broad range of influences in his work including, most significantly, his Catalan roots, as well as his involvement with the Parisian intellectual scene of the 1950s, meeting exponents of Art informel like Jean Fautrier and Jean Dubuffet. Tàpies’s abstract paintings are made with expressive blends of impasto, gestural brush strokes, often backwards hand-written script, and common materials such as soil and marble dust.
Spanish painters. Mid Century Modern. 1960s. Contemporary Art. Abstract art.