Fundación MAPFRE has presented in Madrid, Espacio Miró, a place where artworks on loan by Catalan artist Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893-Palma de Mallorca, 1983), will be exhibited as a temporary exhibition.
Throughout more than six decades of continuous work and already acclaimed as one of the 20th century’s masters of art, Miró always stayed true to his innovative spirit and refused to rest on his laurels. He saw his work as the perfect tool for raging against conservatism and achieving social change. His work was informed by the concept that art should be for the use and enjoyment of the people, resulting in the production of murals, ceramics and sculptures for public spaces. The artist’s work exudes a variety of influences, such as primitive schematism and popular tradition, but also from other fields as disparate as Asian calligraphy and urban graffiti.
Miró hypnotizes and seduces us with a world that is fantastic, personal and authentic, filled with vibrant black patches and inhabited by immense primary colors. Miró was able to express eloquence and feeling through his work thanks to his ability to represent the tangible and material world through messages filled with poetry.
The opening of the Espacio Miró is especially satisfying for Fundación MAPFRE in that it houses more than sixty pieces of loaned work on permanent display at our exhibition halls on the Paseo de Recoletos, 23.