“My dream, when I can settle down somewhere, is to have a large workshop” –Joan Miró, 1938
60 years since Joan Miró’s studio was founded in Mallorca in 1956, the workshop has been reconstructed in London as an intensely immersive piece: an incredibly detailed work that mirrors the poetic environment of this leading avant-garde artist’s atelier. Featuring 25 of Miró’s paintings and drawings as well as copied everyday ephemera objects; the space has been rearranged as both installation and exhibition.
This studio was the first long-term residence for Miró , having lived in locations across Europe throughout his life and often travelling between two homes in Paris and Spain for example. Once established in Mallorca in 1956, the artist remained here, working here relentlessly until his death in 1983.
Initially designed by the artist’s friend and renowned Catalan architect, Josep Lluís Sert worked on it from New York by sending Miró a series of letters which are also included within the show; giving some insights into the development of the studio, but also into the great artist’s preferences, relationships and voice.
View the full set of pics here
Until 12 February
Mayoral Galeria d’Art
6 Duke Street
London SW1Y 6BN.