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Biography of Antoni Abad (1956-VVVV)


Sculptor, engraver and Spanish painter born in Lleida in 1956. He graduated in history of art in Barcelona and expanded its formation in Cuenca, where he attended classes in engraving.

In 1989, he got the Endesa Visual Arts scholarship. It originated in the art world with a series called vegetations, where strips of paper with natural dyes played with a same chromatic tonality, and three-dimensional objects (scubidus). In 1985 he joined the foam work, material flexibility that allowed him to carve large blocks and whose results are sculptures that are displayed in the space, with the possibility of recovering the initial block.

In 1988, he made his first sculptures with slotted angle (mecalux), material used in the manufacture of industrial shelving.

Subsequently his work evolved into parts in which the movement was suggested or limited by the action of a static part on a mobile. In his last works, the artist incorporates folding objects (chairs, tables, etc.), to make sculptures that have the right to develop or contracting in the space.

It has also experimented with the so-called "video art", activity which has participated in many exhibitions, and which has gained prestigious awards, the most important of them in June 2006, the Ars Electronica Prize, awarded by the Ars Electronica Center in Linz to his work accessible channel.

Bibliography

BUFILL, Juan: "Sphinxes, utopias, formations", ABC, October 31, 1991.

HUICI, Fernando: "sequence mobile", El País, June 15, 1991.

PICAZO Gloria: "Conversation with G.P.", catalogue exhibition Antoni Abad, Museum Morera, Lleida, 1991.


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