Galeria Joan Prats

Perejaume had his first one-person show in Barcelona in 1978 when he was barely 20 years old. Although he is still quite young, his work shows the conceptual strength of a mature artist. In part this comes from the work's profound connectedness to physical reality and to Catalan culture, without being literal or uncritical. Perejaume's intense identification with his surroundings continues to emerge in his work with transparent clarity. He finds his inspiration in the dynamic “collage” of contemporary Catalonia, with all of its contradictory influences.

Perejaume does not pursue any single direction systematically, instead following spontaneous impulses that lead to the discovery of connections among language, time, and space. His means are poetic rather than analytic; they affirm emotion through fantasy and irony. The result is a wide-ranging group of forms that, because they are embodiments

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