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The collection

The collection is the point of convergence where the plural vision of the collector Antoni Vila Casas meets contemporary art. It is a map of movements and decisions to accept particular works that embrace different ideologies and creative languages. Encompassing the period between the 1960’s and the present, with a few previous exceptions, a number of currents of pictorial and sculptural creation in Catalonia are displayed. Only the photography collection is within an international framework.


Lucrecia Pascual
Barcelona, 1950

Pere Pascual
Vilafranca del Penedès, Barcelona, 1964

Mario Pasqualotto
Barcelona, 1953

Pasqualotto is multi-disciplinary artist who makes connections between elements drawn from the earth and their transformation through manipulation. The material in question always has something ancestral or tectonic about it, upholding references to time: copper, lead, stone and fossils. The fragility of existence, fleeting time, life and death—all are constant features of his work. Pictorial factors and those that are not are brought together into the same conceptual framework by means of everyday objects, whose newly acquired functionality has an aesthetic character. The artist considers his work to be in the tradition of Arte Povera, as represented by Luciano Fabro, Merz or Kounellis, with reference to Tàpies as well.

Antoine Passerat
Lió, França, 1971

Perico Pastor
La Seu d'Urgell, Lleida, 1953

Carlos Pazos
Barcelona, 1949

The artist held his first exhibition when he was twenty years old at the Ateneu Barcelonès. Since then, he has forged a distinguished career during which he has combined several languages, from photography to performance, and not least his objet trouvé work using found objects from all kinds of sources. His artworks combine pop art and arte povera, or poor art, with surrealist objects, within a conceptualism that involves the assembly of such mementos to evoke a tiny allegorical, poetic planet, laced with sarcasm. His oeuvre is one of the most unique and sophisticated poetics in contemporary Catalan and Spanish art in the last fifty years.

Ester Pedescoll
Escaldes Engordany, Andorra, 1979

Barcelona, 1955

Joan Pedragosa
Badalona, Barcelona, 1930 - Barcelona, 2005

His work in the field of graphic design laid some of the foundations for graphic modernity in Catalonia. From his studio in Carrer de Tuset he made some outstanding designs such as the poster for the 4th Joan Miró Drawing Prize, in 1965, and the Galaxy alphabet, in 1964. In his sculptural work, he moved on from planimetry to three-dimensionality by using simple materials to create balancing, mountable tabletop pieces: a versatile world that Pedragosa called ‘optional geometry’. 

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