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Manel Pujol Baladas

1947
Vic, Spain

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Works by Manel Pujol Baladas

Untitled

1986

63.5 x 50cm

Untitled

1996

13.5 x 29cm

Untitled

1996

13.5 x 29cm

Untitled

1996

13.5 x 29cm

Untitled

1996

13.5 x 29cm

Untitled

1996

13.5 x 29cm

Manel Pujol Baladas (b. Vic , 1947) is a Spanish painter who has lived in Mexico since 1998. Heir to the Spanish school by tradition and by personal relationship with the three outstanding Spanish figures of 20th century art: Picasso, Dalí and Miró.

In 1962 he studied graphic design and painting at the Massana School. Two years later he was appointed assistant professor and served as artistic director in various advertising agencies, finally creating the Baladas & Galdon publishing house in 1971.

In 1987-1988 he participated in the edition of lithographs for the literary prize "La Sonrisa Vertical" of Editorial Tusquets; in 1990 she made engravings for the book “Vent de Marbre” by Jacint Sala (poetry) edition 62; the same year she exhibits at the Hispanic Art Museum ( San Francisco , USA ) and the Elbine Dalvanes Gallery Museum ( Paris , France ).

He made the Olympic Suite "Tribute to the Barcelona 92 ​​Olympic Subsites " in permanent exhibition at the Olympic Museums of Barcelona and Laussanne, in 1992.

In 1995 he received the Sant Jordi Prize for Plastic Arts awarded by the Promedic Foundation with the support of the Government of Catalonia .

He exhibits in 1996 with the Sotelo Blanco Foundation. Museum of Anthropology of Santiago de Compostela, the Nakita Gallery ( Stockholm , Sweden), Corinne Timsit International Galleries Inc. ( San Juan de Puerto Rico and Paris , France).

In addition to having participated in individual exhibitions, Pujol Baladas has been part of collective exhibitions, together with artists of the stature of Joan Genovés , Cuixart, Guinovart, Barceló, among others.

His work is distributed in different international museums, among which could be included the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver , the Museum of Anthropology in Santiago de Compostela, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, the Museum of Art in Querétaro, etc.

In his work he recreates every mixture of emotions and feelings, from the earthly to the most ethereal. In 1997 he arrived in Mexico invited to hold an exhibition "germ of illusions", a place that has seen him consolidate his painting and creative art. He has lived in Mexico since 1998.

In terms of ideology, Pujol is a firm defender that the image is obtained from the sound.​ He has more than 50 individual exhibitions in Mexico, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, France and the USA, among which are “The color of the music of Rodolfo Halffter”, Pecanins Gallery (Mexico, DF ., 2005); “Opus en color”, Museum of Anthropology (Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, 2004); Querétaro Art Museum (Querétaro, Mexico, 2001); Institute of Culture of Spain in El Salvador (San Salvador, El Salvador, 2000); “From meat to passion”, Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros (Mexico, DF., 1999).

Between 2008 and 2009, Pujol's work Baladas focuses on dialogue with works by two excellent composers, on the one hand the powerful Beethoven with his powerful 5th symphony and on the other, Carlos Chávez , with his very Mexican and expressive compositions for harp. We immediately see how Pujol translates what he hears on the canvas, the sounds of the harp become at times, thin drippings of paint on an orchestral atmosphere of chromatic gradations, while in the works dedicated to Beethoven 's fifth, the brushstrokes become thick, there is no more background than the determined and expressive chromatic stripes that cross the composition, as the instrumental ensembles penetrate the concert hall with their sonorous impression, with their controlled outbursts of passion that sounds and resonates in counterpoints orchestral sounds and then they vanish to make way for another stampede of notes.

His exhibition "The Force of an Encounter", Museum of Abstract Art "Manuel Felguérez, March-June (Zacatecas, Za., 2008) was a review of his work in his first ten years in the country, exclusively considering his analysis of the language musical.

He maintains an active participation in making cover illustrations for books such as: illustration of the book “ Ramon Xirau ; in the gardens of time” by José María Espinasa in 2005; the cover and interiors of the Rene Aviles Fabila Foundation's Universe of the Owl magazine in 2008 and in 2013 he made the cover of the book Material of Desire, by the winner of the 2012 Cervantes Prize , as well as the cover of the book Luz everywhere. Snow by Cees Noteebom.

1995 | Sant Jordi Prize for Plastic Arts awarded by the Promedic Foundation with the support of the Government of Catalonia.