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FONS #05: Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny. Working process

Josep Mª Mestres Quadreny

4/03/2013
Category
Fons audiovisual / Artist interviews

The Audiovisual Documentation Collection reviews the trajectory of artists,
who explain their works in the MACBA Collection.

One discovery that deeply marked the career of composer Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny took place before a lithograph by Joan Miró. After careful contemplation of the work,* Mestres Quadreny was surprised to see that what at first appeared as splashes of paint randomly thrown on the paper were in fact the result of a meticulous reconstruction drawn by Miró.

For Mestres Quadreny Miró’s combination of chance and intervention formed the basis of a meticulous creative system where randomness and structure produce an art that is innovative, polyhedral and cutting edge, nourished by both humanistic and scientific sources.

In this video, Mestres Quadreny talks about his theoretical and artistic references and guides us through his personal cosmic vision along the processes of composition and musical reception.

* Cover of the magazine Derrière le miroir, no. 125–26. Paris: Maeght Editeur, April 1961

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