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.
Esther Miquel, Barcelona – July 2021
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).
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
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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