ESTHER MIQUEL is a Barcelona-based artist and designer with a keen interest in minimalism. Active since 2005.

 

To date, her projects have explored silence, nature, empty spatial qualities, the beauty in imperfection, and error as they are all part of our reality. Her artwork is made with minimal interventions and a strong taste for reduced color palettes —with black and white being the dominant colors— and often utilizing reused, recycled and relatively basic materials such as marble powder, bitumen, dibond, cement, polyethylene, kaolin, flour, glue or paint. Sustainable practices are present in all of her work as a declaration of environmental awareness and responsibility.

 

Through abstract shapes and accidental paint marks her large canvases invite us to participate in the act of observation, reflection, introspection, and silence from where art can perform its noblest functions.

 

 

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esther miquel artist barcelona at her artstudio

Esther Miquel, Barcelona – July 2021

01. Silence.

02. There is always nothing.

03. Sit in nature.

04. Absolutely still; perfectly quiet.

05. Pay attention to the space between things and sounds.

06. Reveal beauty with minimal expression.

07. Combine elegance with absurdity for a poetic result.

08. Observe. That’s the key to understand, to see.

09. If silence feels unpleasant, then is not silence.

10. Hold the nothingness.

11. Precise marks, balanced strokes.

12. EMBRACE ERROR FOR AN OPTIMAL LIFE.

13. Mistakes are not mistakes (anymore).

Shows:

2021- Het HEM w/ Unruly Gallery. Amsterdam

2021 – Espacio 88. Barcelona

2017 – Dadaclub.Online. Galerie Charlot. Paris

2017 – III Biennal d’Art Jove. Sabadell Fundació Privada. Sabadell

2017 – Link Art Center. Spazio Contemporanea, Brescia

2016 – NFC Digital Art Biennale. Wroclaw

2015 – Undertrains. Annex Art Social Space. New York

2015 – Embassy Opening. Berlin

2014 – Tallers Oberts Poblenou (TOP), Espai M. Barcelona

2014 – It Narratives. Franklin Street Works. Stamford

2012 – Immaculada. Contemporary Art Center. Vilanova

2012 – Konvent.0. Cal Rosal. Berga

2011 – Byob BCN. Met.Room Fundació. Barcelona

2011 – Sant Andreu Contemporani. Barcelona

2010 – The Private Space. Barcelona

2010 – Bouil’hot by Ambiguous & Lamono. Vallery. Barcelona

2010 – This is Munhon. Miscelänea. Barcelona

2009 – Hacerlo Sólo No Es Lo Mismo. Espacio Menos 1. Madrid

2008 – Both. International Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont. Chaumont

 

Selected Clients and Collaborations:

Mediapro Exhibitions / Mango – Cobalto Studio / Studio Saxe Architecture / Camper / ExitDesign / CCCB / Arts Santa Mònica / Camper / Cosmocaixa  / AMC-CAN / MAMITA BOTANICAL SKINCARE / Bd Barcelona Design / La Virreina / Vola / Jungmaven LOS ANGELES / Met.room Foundation 

 

Talks

2019 Editorial Design. Study Abroad Fall-19 ELISAVA. Barcelona

2014 Sand-Tech. Loring Art. Barcelona

2011 Ciphertext. Festa del Grafismo. Portbou

2011 Sant Andreu Contemporani. Barcelona

 

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