Antoni Clavé (Barcelona, 1913 – Saint-Tropez, 2005)
The work of Antoni Clavé is exuberant, imaginative and dynamic, made of collages, associations of materials and marriages of techniques, on a chromatic pallet going from muted hues to bright colours. It “springs” in 1944 following his meeting with Picasso with whom he became friends. In the artistic wave of surrealism, Antoni Clavé produced a number of sculptures, paintings, lithographs, etchings, aquatints, but also carborundum etchings. The carborundum technique appeared in the 60s and Clavé is one of the few high level artists to have practiced it so intensively.