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Luis Claramunt

1951 - 2000
Barcelona, Spain

7 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Luis Claramunt

Untitled

1990

35 x 45.5 cm

Untitled

1990

45 x 57 cm

Untitled

1990

42 x 35 cm

Untitled

1990

30 x 41 cm

Untitled

1990

45.5 x 33.5 cm

Untitled

1990

42 x 50.5 cm

Untitled

1990

46 x 30.5 cm

Luis Claramunt's artistic work was strongly influenced by his life story. Born into a liberal, cultured family, he chose to break away from that environment and embark on a nomadic life. After living in the working class area around Barcelona's Plaça Reial, where he was a familiar figure in the seventies, he settled in Madrid and Seville, making frequent trips to Marrakech. A passionate reader of adventure stories by authors such as Joseph Conrad and Henry de Monfreid, Claramunt lived much of his life in contact with the life of the streets. As his partner, the artist Teresa Lanceta has written: "From the beginning of the 1970s until the mid-eighties, Luis Claramunt lived in Barcelona's Barri Xino. He was drawn there by many things about the neighbourhood, where the night bubbled and you could hear good Flamenco, and you lived on the margins and at the limit. People passed through the darkness in search of vivid colours and sharp odours. There was fun and fiesta, but also despair, injustice and abandonment."