BIOGRAPHY

Antonio Amat

BIOGRAPHY

Antonio Amat srtarted his journey at the School of Art in Barcelona, where he delved into various disciplines, artistic techniques, and art theories. In the late seventies, he received the award for best local artist in Martorell, Barcelona. He participated in various artistic events, exhibitions, and rapid painting sessions, including his first exhibition at Celler de Arte Cal Nicolau, Barcelona. In his early phase until the early nineties, he was influenced by the surrealism of Salvador Dalí, whom he visited in his studio in Port Lligat. During this time, he delved into various disciplines and artistic expressions, including painting, sculpture, and many others, moving through different creative periods such as surrealism, constructivism, and abstraction. He studied and experimented in various fields of culture and thought, including Anthropology, Shamanism, the Vedas, prehistoric cultures, ancient and Greek philosophy, and thinkers and philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Carl Gustav Jung, as well as Zen and kintsugi from Japan. From the nineties onwards, he dedicated himself professionally to artistic creation, developing a personal language that became evident in his exhibitions in various cities and countries, including Barcelona, New York, France, Germany, and Italy. He participated in both national and international art fairs, such as Spike Art in New York, USA. His exhibitions have been noted as “a significant contribution to Contemporary Art. Amat is a figure in the international art scene with a unique and individual vision towards abstract art.” In 1999, the monographic book “Antonio Amat” was published by Editorial Mediterránea, written by Conxita Oliver and Klaus Drobig. From these years, he began incorporating a third dimension into his work, with various variables being incorporated both materially and conceptually. The works he produced in the first decade of the 2000s show a body of work that expands the possibilities of expression of the seemingly known, opening a door to intellectual play and expression. The strength of gesture and the undeniable light of color accompany him, solidifying his creation and transmitting a vital pulse to his canvases. From 2000 onwards, he regularly collaborated with Galería Maeght, Barcelona, holding various solo and group exhibitions. The 2003 exhibition titled “El Enigma de la alquimia” at Galería Maeght showcased medium and large-format works. This collection included unique pieces from the series “Enigma de la Alquimia” and a set of sculptures from the same collection, where the message, strength, and maturity of his creative universe were materialized. This exhibition represented an evolution in his professional trajectory. In 2010, he began collaborating with Etra Fine Art Gallery, Miami, USA, regularly working and exhibiting his work in solo and group exhibitions and art fairs in the USA. In 2011, he participated in the exhibition “We the Artist” at the National Museum of Trinidad & Tobago (curated by Nicollette Ramirez), which featured a selection of artists from around the world and different disciplines, including Marina Abramovic, Spencer Tunick, Anselm Reyle, and Ashley Bickerton. In 2012, he worked and exhibited in Miami, USA, Etra Fine Art Gallery, ArtBasel Miami, Art Miami Fair. Galería Maeght, Barcelona. 2016-2019, he created the series “Unlimited” in Mallorca. From 2020-2023, this series was exhibited in various cities and countries, including Galería Vanrell, Palma de Mallorca. Castillo de Benedormiens, Castell d‘Aro, Girona. Espacio Beny, Vigo. Etra Fine Art Gallery Miami, USA. ArtAréte, Andorra. 2024 his work will be showcased at Galería Vanrell, Palma de Mallorca.

The Origin, Essence, Elements, and Contemporaneity are concepts in Antonio Amat’s work that have evolved and developed up to the present

Solo Exhibitions

2024
Alquimia, Vanrell Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

2021
Castillo de Benedormiens, Castell D’Aro, Girona, Spain.
Espacio Beny, Vigo, Pontevedra. Spain 

2020
Unlimited collection, Vanrell Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2019
Vanrell Gallery, Palma Art Night, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2017
Antoni Amat, “Materies”, Galerie Arterete Escaldes, Andorra

2015
Antoni Amat, “Terra de Foc”, 12.Museumsnacht Lübeck, Germany

2014
Antoni Amat, “Barcelona Works”, Nina Torres Fine Art, Gallery Miami, FL. USA.
Antoni Amat, “10 years of the Glass of Verdú”, Cal Talavero Art Center, Lleida, Spain

2012
Antoni Amat, “New Works”, Galerie Maeght, Barcelona.

2011
Antoni Amat, “Silence footprint”, Galerie Van Dyck, Gijón, Spain
Antoni Amat, “Mit aller Kraft”, Galerie Per-Seh, Hannover, Germany

2010
Antoni Amat, “New Works”, Etra Fine Art Gallery Miami, FL. USA.
Antoni Amat, Galerie Maeght Barcelona, Spain
Antoni Amat, Rectoría Vella Foundation, St.Celoni, Barcelona.

2009
“Bestandteile”, Galerie Per-Seh, Hannover, Germany
Antoni Amat, A.C. Contemporary Art Galería, Madrid. Spain

2008
Antoni Amat, Galerie Maeght, Barcelona. Spain
Antoni Amat, “Recent Works”, Galerie Omnium Ars, Girona, Spain

2007
Antoni Amat, “Begegnungen” Galerie Per-Seh, Hannover, Germany
A.C. Contemporary Art Galería, Madrid. Spain

2006
Antoni Amat, Galería Joan Planellas, Tossa de Mar, Girona, Spain
“Four Elements”, A.C. Contemporary Art Gallery, Marbella Málaga, Spain

2005
“The Art of Antoni Amat”, Galerie Zulauf, Freinsheim, Germany
Antoni Amat, Maeght Gallery, Barcelona. Spain
Antoni Amat, “Peintures”, Liehrmann Galerie, Liège, Belgium

2004
Antoni Amat, “Espacio y luz” A.C. Contemporary Art Galería, Madrid.
A.C. Contemporary Art Gallery, Marbella Málaga, Spai

2003
“The enigma of Alchemy”, Galerie Maeght, Barcelona, Spain
“Oceans”, Galería Artgaspar, Las Palmas, Canarias Spain

2002
Antoni Amat, Galería Centre d’art S’estació, Mallorca. Spain.

2000
Antoni Amat, “Recent Works”, Galería Centre d’art S’estació, Mallorca. Spain

1999
Antoni Amat, Galería Arnau, Barcelona, Spain
Antoni Amat, “Silence footprint”, Art Monges Center, Bellver de Cerdanya, Spain

1997
Intemporal Space, Galería Centre d’art S’ estació, Mallorca. Spain
Antoni Amat, Galería Fournier Arte Vitoria, Spain
Antoni Amat, Rectoría Vella Foundation, St.Celoni, Barcelona

1996
“The new vanguard Mediterranean”, Tinglado I, Port of Tarragona, Spain
Antoni Amat, Espacio Aghata Ruiz de la Prada, Madrid, Spain
Antoni Amat, S’art Galería Huesca. Spain
Galería Tretze, Banyoles, Girona, Spain
Antoni Amat, Tharrats Foundation, Pineda de Mar Barcelona. Spain

1995
Galería Laietana, Mataró, Barcelona, Spain
Antoni Amat, “At Work”, Asi Sant Cugat Gallery, Barcelona

1994
Antoni Amat, M.Gallery, Nueva York, USA.
Antoni Amat, St Pelegrí Museum, Vilafranca del Penedés Barcelona, Spain

Group Exhibitions


2017
European artists, Etra Fine Art, Miami, FL. USA.

2016
Lumieres du Monde, Panorama international du vitrail contemporain
Centre international du Vitrail, Chartres, France

2015
Etra Fine Art, Miami, FL. USA.
MIA, International Art Fair, Miami, USA

2014
ArtBasel Etra Fine Art, Miami, FL. USA.

2013
ArtBasel Etra Fine Art, Miami, FL. USA.

2012
Lübecker Museumsnacht- Expeditionen, Lübeck, Germany
ArtBasel Etra Fine Art, Miami, FL. USA.

2011
MIA, International Art Fair, Miami, USA
Etra Fine Art , Miami,FL. USA.
We The Artist. National Museum of Trinidad & Tobago.

2010
Per-Seh Gallery, Hannover, Germany
A.C. Contemporary Art Gallery, Madrid. Spain
Joan Planellas Gallery, Tossa de Mar, Girona, Spain

2009
Dialogues, Galería Centre d’art S’ estació, Mallorca. Spain
Antoni Tapies, Joan Miro, etc. Antoni Amat, Galeria Maeght, Barcelona.
PuroArte, Vigo, A.C. Contemporary Art Gallery Spain

2008
The new vanguard, Galería Centre d’art S’ estació, Mallorca. Spain
Galerie Zulauf, Freinsheim, Germany
ArtMadrid, A.C. Contemporary Art Gallery, Madrid. Spain

2007
A.C. Contemporary Art Gallery, Marbella Málaga, Spain
ArtMadrid, A.C. Contemporary Art Galería Madrid. Spain
PuroArte, Vigo, A.C. Contemporary Art Galería Spain

2006
Centre d’Art S’Estació, Sineu, Mallorca, Spain
A.C. Contemporary Art Galería, Madrid. Spain
VadeArte, Artfair, A.C. Contemporary Art Galería Spain,
ArteSevilla, Artfair,A.C. Contemporary Art Gallery Sevilla. Spain
PuroArte, A.C. Contemporary Art Galería, Vigo Spain.

2005
Inter cultures, Antoni Amat, Luc Doerflinger, Oh Sufan, Maeght Gallerie, Barcelona
A.C. Contemporary Art, Gallery Marbella Málaga, Spain
A.C. Contemporary Art Galería, Madrid. Spain
Sculpture Symposium, ParcArt, Girona, Spain
VadeArte, Artfair, A.C. Contemporary Art Gallery Spain

2004
Temps d’Estiu, Galería Maeght, Barcelona
Centre d’Art S’Estació, Sineu, Mallorca, Spain

2003
Palazzo della Cultura, Bozzolo, Milán, Italy.
Encounters Work on paper, Antoni Amat, Eduardo Chillida, Pablo Palazuelo, Maeght Galerie Barcelona.

2002
Rohneshaus Fundation, Bregenz, Austria

2001
Works on paper, Max Neumann, Joan Miró, Antoni Tápies, Maeght Galerie, Barcelona. Spain,
Temps d’art, Centre d’Art S’Estació, Sineu, Mallorca, Spain

2000
Encounters, Josep Guinovart, Antoni Amat, Blanquerna espace of art, Madrid.
Catalan vanguard, Maeght Galerie, Barcelona. Spain

1999
Mediterranean vanguard, Centre d’Art S’Estació, Sineu, Mallorca, Spain
El Carme, Gallery Vic, Barcelona, Spain

1998
Bell Gallery, Harbor Sprins, Illinois, USA
Espace d’art, Sorges, France

1997
Art Fair Frankfurt, Germany
Anniversary de Hiroshima, itinerant exhibition, Pia Almoina, Barcelona, Spain
Regione Autónoma Aosta Valley, Italy

1996
Biosca Gallery, Madrid. Spain
“Rendez-vous d’Art” Centre d’Art s’Estació Sineu, Mallorca, Spain
Artis Mundis, “Garden restless” , Catalog of Umberto Eco
Galeria El Carme, Vic, Barcelona, Spain

1995
Kunts-Rai, Amsterdam, Holland
Identitats, Galería ab, Granollers, Barcelona
Encounter art with music Casa Elizalde, Barcelona. Spain
9 Avant-garde artists, Centre d’Art s’Estació Sineu, Mallorca, Spain


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