Broto, Manuel

Manuel Broto Gimeno (Zaragoza, 1949)

Manuel Broto was born in Zaragoza in 1949, he studied at the School of Arts and Crafts of the Aragonese capital. In 1972 he travels to Barcelona where he continues his training approaching the work of Antoni Tàpies most representative of the Informal movement. Since its beginnings in the city of Barcelona, ​​it keeps in tune with the artists Javier Rubio and Gonzalo Tena, to whom Xavier Grau will later join. With the first two in 1974 they exhibit in Zaragoza and in 1976 they founded the group "Trama", animated and promoted by Antoni Tàpies himself; The principles of the group mark the defense of informal abstract art against the conceptual art that dominates the artistic framework of the 1970s.

In 1985 he traveled to Paris where he met Miquel Barceló, Campano and Jose María Sicilia. In 1987 he will exhibit together with the latter in Zaragoza. The same year he will cross the Atlantic and will exhibit in New York at the Bruno Fachetti Gallery. He has begun to work on large-format works, leaving behind the minimalism of whites and voids and filling the canvas with color in the background and figures in contrast and experimenting with new materials and adapting other languages ​​as inspiration for new emotions and tensions that he expresses in his most poetic work that has simplified shapes and colors; Mathematics, music and oriental writing are left to be seen in his works of the late twentieth century. From the second half of the 90s, Broto experimented with new techniques that bring new technologies and enters the postmodernity of information beyond psychedelia.

Broto has exhibited in the prestigious gallery of Soledad Lorenzo (Madrid). Among the various individual exhibitions, the anthological exhibition at the Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum (Madrid, 1996) and the itinerant exhibition "Broto. Rever », organized by the General Direction of Cultural and Scientific Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain (Chile, Mexico and Montevideo, 2004).

His work has been recognized with the Grand Prize of the Salon de Montrouge (France, 1988), the National Prize of Plastic Arts of Spain (1995), the ARCO Award of the Association of Critics (1997) and the Aragón Goya Prize of Engraving in 2003

Broto's work is present in the main museums around the world, such as the Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum in Madrid, the IVAM in Valencia, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the FRAC (Fond Regionaux D'Art Contemporain) in Midi-Pyrénées, France and the Ateneum Museum in Helsinki, Finland, among others.

He currently resides in Mallorca and works with the Maior gallery (Pollença).

Sources: // image: by Pablo Vignali the-synthesis /

Broto, Manuel

Broto, Manuel

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  • Broto. "Oro"

    Price €702.48

    Esta obra salió a la venta el año 2007 por la editora Art 62 (Barcelona). Contenido poético que Broto plasma en colores pos modernos, influencia de las nuevas tecnologías, sobre fondo rojo intenso. Son ejemplo de esta etapa del artista, las transparencias los símbolos espaciales y las formas sutiles flotando en contraposición con el fondo.