Antoni Marquet Pasqual
Antoni Marquet Pasqual was born in Pollenca in 1942. First, it was Montserrat Amengual and then Carles Got who guided him to the Art and Crafts School in Palma and then to Barcelona to the Superior School of Fine Arts of Sant Jordi. He studied with Carles Got, and in his study, Art Study, made his first exhibition in 1960. Antoni Marquet graduated in 1966 and without having installed definitely in Barcelona city he totally abandoned his studies to work in the family company.
In 1974, eight years after leaving the Fine Arts School, but without having forgot his passion for art, he took again his brushes to put up a new painting exhibition in the Club Pollenca.
Marquet Pasqual’s first paintings collect the heritage of the post-impressionism that took roots in Pollenca at the beginning of the 20th century. Without either giving it up or tie him up to it, Pollenca’s landscape became protagonist of his paintings.
In 1981 his paintings experienced a change. It gets near abstraction and collage gets into the pictures. He follows Braque and Picasso’s cubism. In these years the female figure and the pigeons get into the pictures and combined with landscape until they get gold of all the space.
During the eighties he exhibits around the whole island: Inca, Palma, Pollenca, Porreres, Lloseta, Manacor, Llucmajor, Sa Pobla, San Llorenc, Sineu, Felanitx. Mallorca was also the place where he won the first prizes Sant Llorenc, Andratx and Santa Maria, among others, and in 1987 he won the Gold Medal of the Autumn Room in the Fine Arts Centre in Palma.
During these years critics started recognizing the maturity of Marquet Pasqual’s work as he demonstrated a simple work of art over a very expressive base of color plans. Without any Gallery fastener he assumed the risks of freedom to become interested with the female nude. A female figure picked up with the most simple and essential features; and only in rare occasions the physiognomy of the face is outlined.
From 1988 the international scene became his showroom and exhibitions were held in Barecelona, Madrid, Paris, Germany and Sweden to name a few. During these years, the Prize of New Figuration in the state contest organized by ACEA’s in 1995 in Barcelona stands out.
1960 Galeria Estudi del Mestre Got.
1965 Casa de Cultura, Pollenca
1974 Sala d'exposicions Club Pollenca
1975 Casa de Cultura, Pollenca
1975 Galeria Blanes, Palma
1976 Galeria Roch Minué, Palma
1977 Galeria Mercantil, Inca
1978 Galeria Juaquim Mir, Palma
1979 Sala d'exposicions Caixa de Alicant y Murcia, Murcia
1990 Galeria Banca March, Monaco
1991 Galeria Bearn, Palma
1994 Galere Rec, Paris
1994 Galleri Svaneke, Bornholm
1996 Galeri Kulturcafé, Deggendorf Bayern
1997 Galeria Tocre, Madrid
1998 Galleri Carpe Diem, København
1998 Galeri Final, Malmö
1999 Galeria Blau, Palma
1999 Tearter-Hoteller, Malmö
2000 "ArtistesEuropes" Häckeberga Ballroom, Genarp, Sverige
2000 Gallerii Bryggeriet Konsthall, Trelleborg
2001 Sala Volvo, Sverige
2001 Galleri Carpe Diem, København
2001 Galleri Art Muscia, Bornholm
2002 Galeria Lebasi, Palma
2003 Galleri Final, Malmö
2005 Salton Hotel Villahermosa, Mallorca
2005 Galeria Museu Can Reiet, Pollenca
2006 Galleria Final, Malmö
2007 Häckeberg Slott, Sverige
2008 Galleri Bakholt, Skanderborg
2008 Kunstmesserne, Odense
2008 Galleri FInal, Malmö