Architecture and Creativity
“With my work I create new forms. I try to show different realities, to shift ordinary mental states and to reflect space from another point of view. Fractal reality becomes a conscious experience.” This is how Manuel Ros describes his artistic style.
In his sculptures and paintings, the artist creates architectonic surfaces: carpets of bright colours and rich contrasts. The inseparable foundations of his picturesque compositions are form and colour, geometry and harmony. He structures the colourful, powerful patterns with a black grid, opening up spaces that at first appear two-dimensional, mazes of chequered and interlocked squares and lines that could be read as plans for houses and urban districts.
Through the exciting interplay of surface and structure, Ros’s remarkable perspectives challenge us to discover something different, to follow his harmonic diversity of spatial and visual dimensions. He calls these paintings, with their three-dimensional effect, “mental landscapes.” The Majorcan artist draws from the rich colour palette of his home island, and is also inspired by the opulent colours of his adopted home city, Barcelona.
Ros is more than just a painter, and his portfolio is characterised by a range of different materials. His media include panelling, wall and floor installations: anything through which his unmistakeable geometric style can be brought to life.
|1965||Born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain|
|Lives and works in Barcelona, Spain|
|1996||Antoni Gelabert Prize for Visual Arts|
|1998||Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium|
National Library Collection, Contemporary Print Collection, Madrid, Spain
Colección Javier López de Toledo, Madrid, Spain
Colección Ilustre Colegio de abogados de Baleares, Pama de Mallorca, Spain
|2013||MR 110413, Imaginart Gallery, Barcelona, Spain|
|2010||Kubicoides o la deconstrucción del cubo, Centre d´art La Real, Palma de Mallorca, Spain|
|2009||Labyrinths, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, Germany|
|2007||Nothing is what it seems, Gaspar Art Gallery, Barcelona, Spain|
|2006||Fragmentos de espacio, Centre d´art La Real, Palma de Mallorca, Spain|
|2005||Pintura, Flamicell Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain|
|Galería Ch´che. Puerto Escondido, Mexico|
|2004||Punts d´interferències, Galería Antoni Pinyol, Reus, Tarragona|
|2001||Extensiones, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain|
|2000||Introspecciones, Galería Altair, Palma de Mallorca, Spain|
|1990||Montserrat Gallery, New York, USA|
|2013||Colectiva verano, Imaginart Gallery, Barcelona, Spain|
|Abstractions, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, Germany|
|Odeon, Imaginart Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia|
|2011||Wall paper, A&D Galeria, Barcelona, Spain|
|Colectiva, Flamicell Art Contemporàni, Barcelona, Spain|
|Foro Sur, Imaginart Gallery, Cáceres, Spain|
|2010||Schaulager, Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, Germany|
|SWAB 2010, Imaginart Gallery, Barcelona, Spain|
|2009||Cutlog, Imaginart Gallery, Paris, France|
|„Berliner Blau“ Galerie Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, Germany|