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. 

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Selected exhibitions

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