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La Rambla, Plaça Reial and Barceloneta were the first places on the personal map that Luis Claramunt (Barcelona, 1951 – Zarautz, 2000) began to explore as he set out to discover the world after leaving his bourgeois family home. When he left Barcelona in the eighties, Seville, Marrakesh, Bilbao and Madrid became the new backdrops for his artistic practice. Although Claramunt travelled towards the south, he did not share earlier travellers’ thirst for romanticism and exoticism. His quest had nothing to do with symbolism or paradises. In his confrontation with reality, he spent endless hours roaming the streets, leaning on the counter at bars and cafés, always looking and allowing the places and human situations to speak for themselves.

Although Claramunt is known almost exclusively for his work as a painter, the exhibition Luis Claramunt. El viatge vertical presents a broad selection of works ranging from paintings, drawings and photographs to the self-published books he made from the early seventies to the late nineties. The catalogue includes texts by Nuria Enguita Mayo, curator of the exhibition, Ángel González, Carles Guerra, Teresa Lanceta and Francisco Rivas, and lavishly illustrates each stage of the artist's work.

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Technical details

Publication date:
2012
Author:
Collection:
Other
Support:
Pages:
284
Illustrations:
195
Editorial category:
Exhibitions
Design:
Designed by Nieves and Mario Berenguer Ros
Editions:
Cat./Eng./Spa.978-84-92505-65-4

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Selection from the catalogue "Luis Claramunt. El viatge vertical", pages 40 and 41
Selection from the catalogue "Luis Claramunt. El viatge vertical", pages 54 and 55
Selection from the catalogue "Luis Claramunt. El viatge vertical", pages 84 and 85
Selection from the catalogue "Luis Claramunt. El viatge vertical", pages 90 and 91
Selection from the catalogue "Luis Claramunt. El viatge vertical", pages 110 and 111
Selection from the catalogue "Luis Claramunt. El viatge vertical", pages 130 and 131
Selection from the catalogue "Luis Claramunt. El viatge vertical", pages 140 and 141
Selection from the catalogue "Luis Claramunt. El viatge vertical", pages 160 and 161
Selection from the catalogue "Luis Claramunt. El viatge vertical", pages 174 and 175
Selection from the catalogue "Luis Claramunt. El viatge vertical", pages 192 and 193
Selection from the catalogue "Luis Claramunt. El viatge vertical", pages 196 and 197

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Son[i]a #159 Bartomeu Marí and Nuria Enguita Mayo about 'Luis Claramunt. The Vertical Journey'.
02.08.2012
I paint as if I were walking in the street. I collect a pearl or a crust of bread; what I find around is what I offer
Joan Miró