Drôles de guerriers – Focus 10

Drôles de guerriers – Focus 10

In 1980 Clavé was asked to create a large-scale painting for the Barajas Airport in Madrid. The work he produced was monumental, 3 metres high by 9 metres wide, and can still be seen in Terminal 2 today. This commission was the beginning of Clavé’s taming of large-scale paintings: Triptyque (2,30 x 6m) and that above…

Don Servando et l’autre – Focus 9

Don Servando et l’autre – Focus 9

With Don Servando et l’autre the spectator enters directly into Clavé’s universe: his mid 70s figuration was getting round constraints, the composition experienced imbalances, technique and matter cast off the artistic codes then in place and there was no attempt to seduce. The canvas itself is visible, with parts left rough and…

Tela arrugada – Focus 8

Tela arrugada – Focus 8

Between 1974 and 1976 Clavé illustrated a book for bibliophiles, “La Gloire des rois” by Saint-John Perse. For this exceptional publication, Clavé worked on a pure rag Arches Velin, and combined pure embossing and illusionist trompe l’œil with a peculiar material effect thanks to carborundum. His experimentation, this particular work, would have a tremendous impact on…

Archives Antoni Clavé

Archives Antoni Clavé

The international Archive Day was celebrated this week. But what is it exactly? This celebration is dedicated to the general audience and highlights what the archives really are, since they are usually seen as confidential or for internal use only. In concrete terms, it is the occasion for us to provide some information: Hollywood 1952…

L’homme sans visage – Focus 7

L’homme sans visage – Focus 7

« Ce qui m’intéressait, c’était ce personnage avec la main sur la poitrine que j’avais vu au Prado, j’en avais fait tout jeune une copie d’après une reproduction. Ce n’est pas le Greco lui même que j’ai peint, c’est le fantôme de ce tableau là. J’en ai fait une série de peintures, des gouaches, des eaux-fortes et treize lithos éditées…

Architect of the raw matter

Architect of the raw matter

Beginning on the 19th of June, Antoni Clavé’s new exhibition will be held at the Espace Paul Rebeyrolle in Eymoutiers (87).A place for encounters and artistic confrontation, the Espace Paul Rebeyrolle has been offering exhibitions dedicated to modern and contemporary artists with peculiar approaches since 1995, including Jean-Paul Riopelle, Joan Miró, Fernand Léger, Jean Dubuffet, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Pol Bury…