Adolf Schlosser

Birth placeStyria, Austria Birth date1939

Halfway through the sixties in Viena, Schlosser will produce his first sculptural pieces that stemmed from his interest in geometrical language. After he moved to Madrid in the mid-sixties, his compositions start to suggest a strong connection with nature as well as, a deep interest of the artist regarding the use of an artificial medium such as plastic and methacrylate. Later in his career, Schlosser will prefer to employ organic materials when creating his work in order to convey the existing dichotomy between the concept of nature and culture. The artist’s path is an essential piece when trying to understand the transition the Spanish plastic arts sphere was going through during the second half of the XX century.

The artist was awarded in 1991 with the National Prize of Plastic Arts in Spain. Nowadays, many of his works belong to public collections from different national institutions such as MACBA in Barcelona and the National Art Museum Reina Sofia in Madrid. The latter, organized in 2006 one of the largest artist’s retrospectives exhibitions where the curator’s underlined the importance of Schlosser’s work in the Spanish contemporary art sector.

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