Salvador Aulestia

Barcelona 1916 – Milano 1994

 

Biografia
Salvador Aulestia (Barcellona, 1915 – Milano, 1994), belongs with Pablo Picasso, Juan Miro, Salvador Dali, Antoni Tapies and a few others, to the restricted group of Spanish artists who conquered a role as protagonist in the art history of the 20th century. Salvador Aulestia’s painting path led him to switch from classical expressionism to pure abstraction through figurative and surrealist abstraction, fauvism, postcubism, expressionism, before founding, in 1963, his own personal “ism”, publishing the Apotelesmatical Art Manifesto. It’s an artistic experience that goes far the aesthetic, historical and sociological concept of the work of art, as it intend to communicate to the spectator the world of mystery that is behind ordinary reality. Salvador Aulestia applied apotelesmatic in his work as painter, sculptor and also architect, musician and poet.
After his first exhibition, in 1936 in Barcelona, he held more than 70 personal exhibitions around the world and among the others, eight in the United States in the 50’s, from New York to Los Angeles. The one in Milan, Italy, at Palazzo Reale, in 1980 was also very important.
Salvador Aulestia was invited to major biennials in the world: San Paolo (Brazil), the Hispanic American ones of Barcelona, Santiago del Chile, La Habana (Cuba), New York in addition to the Venice Biennial, where he represented Spain in 1968 with is own personal room.

His works are in several museums, including the Barcelona Contemporary Art museum, Madrid and Las Palmas, the Modern Art museum of Paris and Bern, Düsseldorf Kunst Akademie and the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan.
Not only painter and sculptor, Salvador Aulestia published several books illustrated with his own drawings. Among the others “Tauromaquia” and “La magia del Calcio” awarded “Premio Chiavari” for literature in 1982. Fond of music, he wrote studies, impromptus and symphonic poems, like the “Requiem to Pablo Picasso” written at the death of the great master with whom Salvador Aulestia had several contacts and some divergence.

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Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1936 – PALAU SANTALO – Barcelona
1943 – SALA ART – Barcelona
1947 – GALERIA DE ARTE EL JARDIN – Barcelona
1948 – CASAL MUTUALISTA – Mataro – Barcelona
1948 – GALERIA DE ARTE EL JARDIN – Barcelona
1950 – GALERIA DE ARTE EL JARDIN – Barcelona
1951 – GALLERIA DEI BARBERI – Roma
1951 – GALLERIA LA PIRAMIDE – Roma
1952 – GALERIA DE ARTE EL JARDIN – Barcelona
1953 – SALA CLAN – Madrid
1955 – GALERIA DE ARTE EL JARDIN – Barcelona
1955 – GALLERIA D’ARTE DEL GRATTACIELO – Milano
1955 – GALLERIA BRESLEY – Parigi
1956 – SALA FORTUNY – Barcelona
1957 – GALERIA DE ARTE EL JARDIN – Barcelona
1957 – GALLERIA D’ARTE DEL GRATTACIELO – Milano
1957 – THE MUSEUM OF ARTWORLD – Los Angeles
1957 – DAN BEAR GALLERIES – California (USA)
1957 – THE PROJECCTION BOOTH – California (USA)
1957 – TOMPSON GALLERY – California (USA)
1957 – PHILIPS STONE COLLECTION – Hollywood (USA)
1957 – MUSEUM OF ART – Hawaii (USA)
1957 – CAFE WITH BAND – Chicago (USA)
1957 – HISPANIC LIBRARY OF THE ROCKEFELLER CENTER –
New York (USA)
1958 – GALERIA DE ARTE EL JARDIN – Barcelona
1958 – GALLERIA D’ARTE DEL GRATTACIELO – Milano
1959 – GALLERIA D’ARTE DEL GRATTACIELO – Milano
1959 – GALLERIE HENRI’ MANUEL – Parigi
1963 – WOLFENSBERGER GALLERY – Zurigo
1965 – MUSEO ANTIGUO HOSPITAL DE SANTA CRUZ –
Barcelona
1966 – GALLERIA D’ARTE DEL GRATTACIELO – Milano
1967 – GALERIA RENE METRAS – Barcelona
1968 – GALERIA DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO – Zaragoza
1968 – DIE BRUKE – Dusseldorf
1968 – GALLERIA PAGANI – Milano
1970 – SALA SIRA – Barcelona
1971 – HALL DEL BANCO INDUSTRIAL MERCANTIL –
Barcelona
1971 – PALACIO DE CRISTAL – Comarruga (Tarragona)
1971 – SALETTA D’ARTE CORTINA – Cortina d’Ampezzo
1971 – GALLERIA ONAS – Bolzano
1971 – GALLERIA D’ARTE SCALIGERA – Verona
1972 – GALLERIA D’ARTE AL SOLE – Feltre (Bolzano) *
1972 – GALLERIA RODA – Rovigo
1972 – GALLERIA ETRURIA – Adria (Rovigo)
1973 – LA TAVOLOZZA – Vicenza
1973 – CIRCOLO STAMPA (Palace Hotel Cristallo)
Cortina d’Ampezzo
1973 – GALLERIA D’ARTE IL CASTELLO – Milano
1973 – GALERIA PROCER – Barcelona
1974 – GALERIA PROCER – Barcelona
1975 – GALLERIA D’ARTE MARCONI – Bassano del Grappa
(Vicenza)
1975 – AMICI DI LEGNANO – Legnano (Milano) *
1975 – GALERIA D’ARTE IL CENACOLO – Milano *
1975 – GALLERIA CASUCCI – Chianciano (Toscana)
1976 – GALLERIA D’ARTE AUGUSTO – Milano
1976 – CIRCOLO FILOLOGICO MILANESE – Milano
1977 – CENTRO D’ARTE SARABUBA – Monza (Milano) *
1977 – GALLERIA LA COMBA – Torino *
1977 – GALLERIA IL MERCANTE – Milano
1977 – MUSEO CIVICO DI CREMA – Crema (Milano)
1978 – CENTRO D’ARTE SARABUBA – Monza (Milano) *
1978 – PALACIO DE CONGRESOS – (IIo Congreso Mundial
de Psiquiatria) – Barcelona
1979 – CENTRO D”ARTE SARABUBA – Monza (Milano)
1979 – GALLERIA ARTE NUOVA GINO NEGRI – (Via
Carrobbio) Vigevano (Milano) *
1979 – GALLERIA ARTE NUOVA GINO NEGRI – (Piazza
Ducale) Vigevano (Milano)
1979 – LA MERIDIANA – Verona
1980 – PALAZZO REALE (ARENGARIO) – Milano *
1980 – GALLERIA “IL DIALOGO” – Milano *
1980 – SALOTTO GOJ – Motta Visconti (Milano)
1982 – ROTARY CLUB RAPALLO-TIGULLIO – Rapallo (Genova)
1982 – LIONS CLUB STRADELLA-BRONI Stradella (Pavia)
1983 – MUSEO NAZIONALE LEONARDO DA VINCI – Milano
1983 – CIRCULO CATALAN DE MADRID – Madrid
1990 – CENTRO CONGRESSI DI SALICE TERME – (Milano)
1993 – CENTRE DE CULTURA “SA NOSTRA” – Palma de Mallorca
Asterisk means that also sculptures were exposed.

 

MUSEUMS

MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO – Barcelona
MUSEO PINACOTECA DI BRERA – Milano
MUSEE D’ART MODERNE – Berna
MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO – Las Palmas (Canarias)
MUSEO CIVICO DI CREMA – Milano
SELECTED BY THE FOLLOWING MUSEUM
MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO DE MADRID
– (Special Hall) – Madrid
MUSEE LE COURBUSIER – DÜsseldorf
THE BRITISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART – London
MUSEE D’ART MODERNE – Paris.

AWARDS

Designated in 1983 “Catalan Universal” – Madrid. The King of Spain, her Majesty Don Juan Carlos, receiving the book “La fiesta de los toros” from the master Salvador Aulestia in occasion of his nomination as “Catalan Universal”.
Architet (Ministére du Développement Industriel et Scientifique de France).
Degree “honoris causa” of the “Universidad Indigenista Monctezuma” – Mexico.
Member of the ” Deutsche Geschichte Gesellshaft” (Archaeology) – Essen.
Academic Member of the “Accademia Paestum” – Roma.
Academician emeritus of the “Accademia Azteca” – Andorra.
Corresponding Member of the “Academia de Estudios Historicos de Colombia” – Colombia.
Consultant Member of the “Istituto de Estudios Mediterraneos” – Barcelona.
National Councelor of the Federacion Politecnica Espanola de Diplomados” – Madrid.

PRIZES

Golden medal of the “Exema Diputacion Provincial de Barcelona”.
Named “Catalano Universal” – Madrid
Golden medal of the “Provincia di Milano”
Silver medal for the 30th Italian Republic Anniversary – Milano
Golden medal of the “Exposicion Internacional de Escultura Salon de Mayo” – Barcelona
Golden medal “Hermanos Serra” (First National Sculpture Prize) – Madrid
He represented Spain, during 7 years in all the Biennial Exhibitions in the world: Venice Biennial, San Paolo, Havana, New York,
Hispano-American Biennial, Valencia (Venezuela) Viscontea Biennial.
Golden medal “Technological merit” of the Federacion Espanola de Diplomados
“Premio Chiavari” for the book “La magia del calcio”
(The magic of soccer)
XII “Premio Paestum” – Roma
Goldem Oscar to “The fist artist of the year” – Barcelona
1st National Biennial Engraving Prize (Lyons Club Milano)
“Golden Rose” for Literature – Culture Departement – Milano
“Biscione d’oro” – Omaggio a Catalogna – Milano.

 

 

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