Art Madrid'24 – Miquel Navarro – Medianoche (2023)

Miquel Navarro | Medianoche

Miquel Navarro

Medianoche, 2023

Madera, aluminio y pintura

120 x 80 x 18 cm

Shiras Galería

Valencia, España

Programa General B16


about Miquel Navarro

Mislata (Valencia), 1945

Miquel Navarro is one of the most important representatives of what is known as New Spanish Sculpture. He studied at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de San Carlos in Valencia and has been awarded the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas and the Premio Nacional de la Asociación de Críticos de Arte ARCO 95, among others. He is also a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando and his work can be found in countless museums, collections and major European cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Brussels, Valencia, etc. It is worth mentioning his extensive presence in numerous museums and collections of great calibre such as: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York, Musée National Centre d'Art Georges Pompidou Paris, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Reina Sofia, Ivam, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Sofia Imbert Caracas, Museo Wurth Künzelsau, Museo Lehmbruck Duisburg, Macba, Meiac, Mie Prefectural Art Museum Mie in Japan, Joseph Suñol Foundation, Lambert Foundation Brussels, Bank Sabadell Collection. As well as the recent creation of his own foundation with the aim of preserving his legacy, promoting the knowledge and dissemination of his work and his figure while encouraging the creation and conservation of cultural heritage.

about the artist's works

Miquel Navarro's work is totally linked to his biography, as the memories of his childhood are decisive in shaping the work of this sculptor, where among the human figures and phallic symbols there are also chimneys from old factories and architectural elements that refer to the landscape he saw as a child. His childhood in Mislata, a town where there was a mixture of agricultural and industrial elements, and at the same time the contrast between the rural environment and the city of Valencia, are totally identifiable throughout his career, as is the use of clay, a material he continues to use in his cities, whose buildings are also made of iron, steel and aluminium. Always tireless, universal and constantly evolving, this singular artist works out of pure creative passion and ensures that he maintains the need to create. He specialises in the creation of sculptural landscapes, cities, installations and assemblies of small variable elements that combine sculpture and architecture from different languages, to lead us, through a variety of creative paths, towards unique aesthetic emotions. All of this is participated with different materials such as clay, lead, zinc, glass, stone, plaster and steel, which give the whole a sensuality of Mediterranean order, crossed with certain conceptual winks, and which, in many cases, exude a deep, almost primitive eroticism.

Miquel Navarro 's works

Miquel Navarro | Guerrero

Miquel Navarro

Guerrero, 2008

Aluminio marino

162 x 45 x 45 cm

Miquel Navarro | Casa Oblicua

Miquel Navarro

Casa Oblicua, 2023

Aluminio marino

54 x 9 x 9 cm

Miquel Navarro | Postrado

Miquel Navarro

Postrado, 2000

Painted bronze

43 x 19 x 19 cm

Featured works

Albert Bonet | Takeishi

Albert Bonet

Takeishi, 2024

Oil on canvas

65 x 50.5 cm

Ana Malta | Não são só os gatos

Ana Malta

Não são só os gatos, 2023

Mixed media on canvas

120 x 100 cm

Alejandro Monge | Transhumanism 02

Alejandro Monge

Transhumanism 02, 2023

Cemento, fibra de vidrio y pigmentos

175 x 80 x 65 cm

Ajarb Bernard Ategwa | New Design 2

Ajarb Bernard Ategwa

New Design 2, 2024

Acrílico con canvas

150 x 150 cm

Costa Gorel | Song to the siren

Costa Gorel

Song to the siren, 2024

Oil on canvas

50 x 50 cm

Elisa Grezzani | On my border #1

Elisa Grezzani

On my border #1, 2023

Técnica mixta sobre panel

110 x 90 cm

Fèlix Coll | 8

Fèlix Coll

8, 2023

Óleo y acrílico sobre tela

60 x 60 cm

HUANG Shung-Tin | (blank) 042

HUANG Shung-Tin

(blank) 042, 2022

Acrylic on linen

91 x 65 cm

Idoia Cuesta | ABISAL

Idoia Cuesta

ABISAL, 2023

Tanza de pesca (filamento de nylon) de diferentes diámetros, blanco y rojo

Juvenal Ravelo | Fragmentación del color

Juvenal Ravelo

Fragmentación del color, 2023

Acrilicios Coloeados Ensamblados

93.5 x 60 cm

Killa Was Here | Yellow Metamorfose

Killa Was Here

Yellow Metamorfose, 2023

Mixed media on wood

50 x 50 cm

Kim Sohyoung | People (10-172)

Kim Sohyoung

People (10-172), 2023

Acrylic on canvas

45.5 x 45.5 cm

Paco Dalmau | 90 III

Paco Dalmau

90 III, 2023

Técnica mixta sobre lienzo sobre tablero

90 x 90 cm

PichiAvo | Young Bacchus Lefkos II


Young Bacchus Lefkos II, 2024

Pintura spray, acrílica, óleo y tinta UV sobre lienzo

120 x 90 cm

Suncityboy | Public Opinion


Public Opinion, 2023

Acrylic on paper

75 x 60 cm

Yoon Weedong | Monologue 709

Yoon Weedong

Monologue 709, 2023

Acrílico, Arena sobre lienzo

227.3 x 181.8 x 3 cm

Isabela Puga | M_CB_15

Isabela Puga

M_CB_15, 2024

Caseína, cola de conejo, oro 22k sobre madera

150 x 110 x 4 cm