March 8 – April 5, 2022
Joan Miró: Works from Album 19
Sims Reed Gallery
43A Duke Street, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6DD
Claimed as a Fauvist, a Surrealist, Expressionist, and a Magical Realist, the Spanish painter and sculptor Joan Miró has had an enormous influence on the work of several generations of succeeding artists. His lyrical and ebullient pictorial language drew from archaic sources, as well as the drawings of children and contemporary art movements. Miró developed a sophisticated system of symbols and icons in his work, which endured over several decades.
These works from 1961 are from Miró’s acclaimed portfolio, Album 19 published by Galerie Maeght, Paris. The works invoke Miró’s semi abstract shapes, amoebic forms and dream-like imagery. Like Pablo Picasso, his compatriot and peer, Joan Miró had an unwavering commitment to printmaking and created more then 2,000 works in the medium. It’s often thought that Miró’s fondness for calligraphic lines lent itself naturally to graphic work.