Enric Planasdurà

Birth placeBarcelona, Spain Birth date1921

Enric Planas Durà was one of the pioneers of abstract painting in Catalonia. Multifaceted and versatile artist, capable of working both painting and engraving, mural, stained glass, theatrical scenery, sculpture and other techniques. It belonged to artistic groups such as Lays of the Circle of Sant Lluc, with which he signed in 1949 the "Black Manifesto", and of the Ada group.

Planasdurà debuted individually at the Alfa Galleries in Barcelona in 1943, with an expressionist accent work. However, it would later be defined within a geometric abstraction of strong chromatic intensity. He worked with polygonal shapes of flat colors, delimited by straight black strokes. Less rigid than Mondrian and softer than the kinetic, his art has a clear spatial dimension that provides a certain sense of depth to the flat shapes he employs. In 1974 he was awarded the City of Barcelona Award. Planasdurà is represented at the Paul Klee Museum in Bern, the National Museum of Fine Arts in Taipei, the MACBA in Barcelona, ​​the Reina Sofía National Art Museum in Madrid, the Herreriano Courtyard in Valladolid and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Madrid, among others.

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