Miquel Rué. Miquel Rué. Cosmogonies
19 May - 30 June 2022

Miquel Rué. Cosmogonies

Miquel Rué. Cosmogonies

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“His is a magnificent example of the existential passion of art that manifested itself a few years after the Second World War and which – who knows? – could still be relevant today. Miquel Rué (Sant Boi de Llobregat, 1929 – Paris, 1967) was a bold and refined abstract artist. Swallowed up by time, he has re-emerged and will begin to draw the attention of art lovers.”
(Àlex Mitrani, Miquel Rué: On the Threshold of the Sublime, 2022)

“Miquel Rué is one of those painters that startlingly have been ignored, so much so in fact that one cannot help but wonder how many others there are like him still to be discovered. This lack of knowledge about him is shocking and shameful bearing in mind the outstanding quality of his work (…)”
(Aitor Quiney, Miquel Rué: Subjective Abstraction, 2022)

This exhibition by Miquel Rué entitled “Cosmogonies”, consists of 25 unpublished gouaches that the artist made in Paris in 1965. It is the first exhibition that the gallery has held of this forgotten artist, and aims to be the starting point of a recovery work that contextualizes him in the national and international artistic scene of the 50s and 60s. The quick and unexpected death of Miquel Rué in Paris at the young age of 37 stopped an artistic career that, despite its great achievements, became deeply forgotten and immersed in the most absolute silence. His death left a wife and a 7-year-old daughter who, while struggling to make a living in Paris, could do nothing but save and preserve his work for decades.