Arnau Puig Grau Garriga

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Grau Garriga

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The tapestries of Spanish artist Josep Grau-Garriga interweave disquieting rags and bunches of cords that emerge from torn surfaces. His is an art of tragic tatters, noble gestures, festering eroticism. This Catalan weaver achieves his effects by using unorthodox materials, ultrathick reliefs fraying with a deliberate aura of vagueness and translucent patches that leave the basic warp visible. Grau-Garriga pioneered the double-faced wall hanging with its back as valid as its front. His pullulating pieces spilled over into huge woven environments; then, in the '80s, he began turning out ecological symbols. In this lavish tribute, art historian Puig ties the artist's restless inventions to the political turbulence of Franco's Spain. He uncovers common threads linking the epic murals, the collages and the symbolic pieces with their yin-yang circles, doves and spheres.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal:

Josep Grau-Garriga, in his struggle to redefine the role of artist and art in modern society, adopted and adapted the weaver's craft to give expression to his vision. In this richly visual book, Spanish critic Puig explores the evolution, drama, power, and intent of his fellow countryman. In so doing, he reveals not only Grau-Garriga's celebrated successes, but also the hopes and fears coexisting in the artist's soul. Nightmares, eroticism, rebirth, and historical and religious iconography are all newly coommunicated. And the more spatially complex works give new meaning to existing environments. An excellent tribute recommended for all contemporary art collections. Lucy Breslin, Portland, Me.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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