Barcelona

Aureli Ruiz; Gabriel; Pep Agut

Galería Dau al Set

It has been relatively difficult, in the last five years, to find artists—whether recognized or not—with a truly authentic impact. Of course there have been new artists in Spain, but most of them have emulated foreign artists, while others, with a suspect fidelity, followed the style of successful young local artists who have achieved international recognition. In spite of this lack—the result, most probably, of a self-fulfilling prophecy in the art market—the local critics would agree that there definitely exists a Catalan creative ferment, however irregular.

Some of this could be seen in the work of the three artists presented here, at a gallery that is one of the most committed to the support of young artists. All three are under the age of 35. Aureli Ruiz and Pep Agut showed two-dimensional work, while Gabriel exhibited several recent sculptures. Instead of proposing any ideological or

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