Robert Llimós (Barcelona, 1943) has had a lengthy career as a painter and sculptor that began at the end of the sixties with the Nueva Figuración (1965-1968). Between 1969-1973 he went through a period of conceptual experimentation to then return to figurative painting, placing a great emphasis on colour. His work has been the object of solo exhibitions in the Museum Bochum, Germany (1994), Galería Alejandro Sales, Barcelona (2009); Fundació Vila Casas, Barcelona (2010). Amongst his group exhibitions highlights are his unofficial participation in the Kassel Documenta 5 and, in that same year, the Encuentros of Pamplona. He has participated in group exhibitions in institutions such as; the Museo del Barrio, New York (1976 and 1978); the Fundació Miró, Barcelona (1979, 1983 and 1992); the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (1996, 1997, 2005); the Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (2004, 2009) and the Fundació Suñol, Barcelona (2010), amongst many others. Since 2009 Llimós has dedicated himself to the production of work related to extra-terrestrial beings and flying objects. In 1994, the Generalitat de Catalonia awarded him the Premi de Arts Plàsticas. In Barcelona some of his public sculptures can be seen, amongst them: Marc (1997) in the Olympic Village and Mirastels (2006) a floating sculpture in the port of Barcelona.
Los Corredores (1972/2016)
Robert Llimós presents a new version of an action that was originally created in the summer of 1972. One of the very few performative works of an artist primarily known for his paintings and sculptures, Los Corredores (The Runners) was first realized as part of the legendary avant-garde art festival known as Los...More info