Antoní Taulé

  • Selected Works

    Insula Lux

    The Catalan painter presents an astonishing exhibition of Type-C prints augmented by oil paint. Each work, like his paintings, is unique.
    Renowned for his chiaroscuros, Antoni Taulé's game is played between light and shadows in highly structured places, opening up entirely new perspectives. At the center of the image, a fountain of light draws the eye. Taulé paints in oil directly on the print: erasing a character there, adding an imaginary perspective there, and there opening a door into a garden.


    Insula Lux - Paintings


    Interior

    Taulé’s photographs, from the Interior series, were taken in the 1970s. At the outset, real tools of work, allowing him to grasp the space and to grasp the light, in order to prepare his paintings in the best possible way, his photographs have become works in their own right. The end has reached the means.The artist considers photography and painting as a continuity, finding its origin in the transparency of silver films.

    The prints are limited to seven editions, all sizes included.


  • Biography

    Biography

    Spain , 1945-

    Taulé was born in 1945 in Sabadell, Barcelona. His father imparted the taste for painting to Antoni as a boy as the young artist watched him paint. After his primary studies, he began studying architecture in Barcelona and graduated in 1970. In 1965, he arrived in Paris and worked in architectural firms. It was Sartre's Paris, the construction of Unesco, the year of Le Corbusier's death and the end of Chandigarh, the French Cinematheque and Antonioni's films. Since the age of 14, he has never stopped painting and made his first personal exhibition in 1966 at the Academie de Belles Arts in Sabadell.

    Upon receiving his degree in architecture, he worked on the construction of l’Université autonome de Barcelone for a year. In 1971, he was asked to work on the development of a large shipyard on the small island of Formentera. There he met Laetitia Ney of Elchingen, who he would go on to marry. He devoted himself entirely to painting, and Formentera, like Paris, became one of his favorite places in both his life and to work.

    His first exhibition in Paris was in 1975 with Mathias Fels, presented to him by Hervé Télémaque—showing many paintings of his young daughter Djamilla, then three years old. The exhibition was titled, Espace hors temps (Space out of Time), with a foreword by Alain Jouffroy. In 1976, Taulé exhibited Contre-Jour (Against Day) at Fabien Boulakia on rue Bonaparte with a preface by Gérald Gassiot-Talabot and in Barcelona at the Aimé Maeght gallery—an exhibition visited by Joan Miró and Alexander Calder. In 1977, he exhibited at the Beaubourg gallery, with then associates Nahon and Trigano. In 1983, he met Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar, who wrote the novella Fin d’étape (End of Stage) for Taulé That same year, he was named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by Jack Lang.

    From 1983 onwards, Taulé worked for the theater, with The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov at the Centre Dramatique National des Alpes, for Rudolf Nureyev in Paris at the Palais Garnier, Théâtre du Rond-Point for Nathalie Sarraute, in New York at the Metropolitan Opera for Rudolf Nureyev, at the Samuel Beckett Theater for Simone Benmussa and Glenn Close, in Madrid at Centro Dramatico, as well as Teatre Nacional de Catalunya in Barcelona and other theaters in Barcelona and Venice.

    Taulé's studio is located in Malakoff, France. His works are featured in major private collections and major international public institutions in the United States, Japan, China, France, and Spain. Throughout his career, his work has been the subject of several major retrospectives.

    MAIN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

    Acadèmia de belles-arts, Sabadell, Spain
    Ajuntament de Formentera, Spain
    Banco Sabadell, Spain
    Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain
    National Library of Luxembourg
    Caixa d’Estalvis de Sabadell, Spain
    Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP), France
    Fonds national d’art contemporain (FNAC), France
    Fundació Stämpfli, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain
    Fundació Vila Casas, Barcelona, Spain
    Fundation « La Caixa », Barcelona, Spain
    Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
    Palladium Group
    Hastings Foundation, New York, USA
    Mairie de Montrouge, France
    Mairie de Villeurbanne, France
    Maison de la culture du Le Havre, France
    Maison de la culture de Grenoble, France
    Météo France
    Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris (museum of modern art), France
    Musée de Besançon, France
    Musée de Pau, France
    Museu art 2000, Torroella de Montgri, Spain
    Museu d’art modern, Barcelona
    Museu de la Diputacio, Barcelona, Spain
    Radio France internationale (RFI, France)
    La Tour d'Argent, Tokyo, Japan
    Villa Tamaris centre d’art, La Seyne sur Mer, France

  • Exhibitions

    Exhibitions and Fairs

     

    2019 | Insula Lux | Galerie XII Los Angeles

    2019 | Insula Lux | Fundacio Palau, Catalonia

    2019 | Taulé - Insula Lux - Pinturas |

    2019 | Insula Lux | Chanel Nexus Hall, Tokyo, Japan

     

    2018 | Art Elysées - Art & Design | Paris

    2018 | Insula Lux - Augmented C-prints | Galerie XII Paris

     

    2017 | Fundació Stämpfli, Stiges, Barcelone, Espagne |

    2017 | Museu Artalroc, Principauté d'Andorre, Espagne |

     

    2016 | Institut Cervantes, Paris, France |

    2016 | Galerie Linz, New York |

    2016 | Interior | Galerie XII Paris

     

    2014 | Art Elysées 2014 | Pavillons sur l’avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris 8ème

    2014 | Maison Elsa Triolet Aragon, Saint-Arnoult-en Yvelines, France |

     

    2013 | Apparao Galleries, New Delhi, Inde |

     

    2012 | Besharat Gallery, Atlanta, USA |

     

    2010 | Fudacio Vila Casas, Musée Can Framis, Barcelone, Espagne |

     

    2006 | Villa Tamaris centre d'art, la Seyne-sur-Mer, France |

     

    2005 | Galerie Fribourg, Suisse |

    2005 | Alliance Française, Sabadell, Espagne |

    2005 | Sa Nostra, Formentera, Iles Baléares, Espagne |

    2005 | Shanghai Art Fair, Equations, Chine |

    2005 | Natus Art Gallery, Shanghai, Chine |

    2005 | Maison de la Catalogne, Paris, France |

    2005 | Academia de Belles Arts, Sabadell, Espagne |

     

    2003 | Galerie Salvador, Paris, France |

     

    2002 | Galerie Ollier, Fribourg, Suisse |

    2002 | Galeria Ambit, Barcelone, Espagne |

     

    1999 | Academia de Belles Arts, Sabadell, Espagne |

     

    1998 | Kiron Gallery, Dallas-Forworth, Etats-Unis |

     

    1997 | Galerie Kiron, Paris, France |

     

    1996 | Alliance Française, Sabadell, Espagne |

     

    1995 | Galerie Lucien Schweitzer, Luxembourg |

    1995 | Galeria Oda, Bercelone, Espagne |

     

    1994 | Sa Nostra, Ibiza, Iles Baléares, Espagne |

    1994 | Galeria Susany, Vic, Espagne |

    1994 | Galeria Ignasi Boixareu, Sabadell, Espagne |

     

    1993 | Galerie Kiron, Paris, France |

     

    1992 | Sala Gaspar, Barcelone France |

    1992 | Sala Gaspar, Barcelone, Espagne |

     

    1991 | Galerie du Centre, Paris, France |

    1991 | Bella &Sioma Baram Gallery, Formentera, Espagne |

     

    1990 | Galerie Lola Cerdan, Barcelone, France |

    1990 | Galerie Fiat & Doye, Paris, France |

     

    1989 | Galeria Susany, Vic, Espagne |

    1989 | Bella & Sioma Baram Gallery, Formentera, Iles Baléares, Espagne |

     

    1988 | Jornades d'Art Contemporani, Formentera, Iles Baléares, Espagne |

    1988 | Ajuntament d'Ager, Lleida, Espagne |

    1988 | Institut d'Estudis Ilerdencs, Lleida, Espagne |

    1988 | Galeria AB, Granollers, Espagne |

     

    1987 | Musée Goya, Castres, France |

  • Press
  • Bibliography

    Bibliography

    2019 | INSULA LUX
    Postface by Joaquim Sala-Sanahuja Hardcover with box. Sizet 23 x 23 cm, 70 p. plus folding pages Ed. Chanel Nexus Hall, Tokyo

    2006 | La pintura de Taulé, 400 pages, ed. Villa Tamaris Centre d’Art

    2005 | Taulé-filiacions, Ed. Academia de Belles Arts de Sabadell

    1998 | Nox, textes de Laëtitia Ney d’Elchingen, Ed. Galerie Kiron

    1981 | Laboratoire de lumière, Ed. Cesare Rancilio