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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.


Jordi Puig
Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, 1963

Palmira Puig
Tàrrega, Lleida, 1912 - Barcelona, 1979

Palmira Puig, also known in Brazil as Palmira Giró, was a Catalan photographer who lived for three decades in Brazil where she was a member of the Foto Cine Clube Bandeirante, the predecessor of what would be eventually known as the Paulista School. In addition to her work as a publicist in the Estúdio Giró – along with her husband and fellow photographer Marcel Giró – Puig developed a photographic style which sought artistic expression with its own language. In her photographs – still lifes, landscapes and portraits – one can see features in common with the Paulista School, such as experimenting with the new frames and the play of light and shade, though she also adds an interest in the human figure and daily life, based on a tender observation of the surroundings, as well as the gestures and the tasks carried out by the people being portrayed.

Dolors Puigdemont
Amer, Girona, 1950

Graduated in Fine Arts from Universitat de Barcelona, Dolors Puigdemont enters the art world through sculpture, in which she develops an informalist and very material aesthetic. Her works of art are characterized by the way she uses natural elements in combination with industrial materials and endows them with great symbolism. In her most recent work, she has used metallic mesh and the offcuts from pruning to explore platonic geometry and a symbolic interpretation of organic forms. Lately she has been experimenting with creating pieces for the outdoors using industrial materials, such as metal and glass.

She has exhibited in numerous galleries and museums, most notably at Galeria Eude in Barcelona and other venues in Reus, Tarragona, Sant Feliu de Llobregat and Olot. She has also taken part in many collective exhibitions and art fairs, for example the Triennial of Tapestry, in Poland, and in experiences such as Lluèrnia, in Olot, and Jardins de Llum, in Manresa.


X. Puigmartí
Barcelona, 1952

Joan Pujol
Sabadell, Barcelona, 1948

Barcelona, 1949 - Albons, Girona, 2019

Lluc Queralt
Tarragona, 1978

Photographer and painter. He took up photography in the mid-nineties using a camera that his mother had given him. He graduated in artistic photography from the Escola d’Art i Disseny in Tarragona. He is constantly travelling and has reported from many countries such as Palestine, Syria, Bosnia, Greece and the USA. His photographic work focuses on documentary, mainly featuring war, politics and human characters. In 2017 he won the second edition of the Painting Competition held by the Fundació Privada Mútua Catalana.

Santi Queralt
Barcelona, 1961

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