Artur Ramon Art

Represented artists

Josep Santilari, Pere Santilari

About Gallery

Created in 1911 as an antiguarian, Artur Ramon Art is one of the oldest art galleries in Barcelona the new  new space hosts two different areas that complement each other: Art Space and Private Art Gallery. 

In the Art Space, contemporary artists explore ancient art in search of a new way of explaining the profession of antique dealer. Analogies, interventions, dialogues, conferences and presentations linked to contemporary art and culture dynamically complement the usual activity of the art gallery in Barcelona. The Private Art Gallery, has been conceived as a space for the management of high quality painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and furniture, designed to stimulate public and private collecting. The gallery has an annual presence at the main international fairs dedicated to antiques and modern antique drawing, the Salon du Dessin in Paris, TEFAF Maastrich and also Master Drawings Week in New York and London.

Small and big things: Lightness and strength in the artwork of Susana Solano

Thursday September 15th:
From 12pm, professionals' opening / 6pm general public
Friday 16th & Saturday 17th: 11am - 8pm
Sunday 18th: 11am - 3pm

A century ago, Rainer Maria Rilke referred to Rodin's sculptures merely as "things". The poet intended to bring art objects presence closer to the ordinary world, an affectionate one, the world of tangible things. Thus, appealing to the memory of what had belonged to us in order to announce art creations in a different way. At Artur Ramon gallery, the works designed and manufactured by Susana Solano are felt familiar and close, as if been at home. Despite the fact that they are diverse in their materials, shapes and dimensions, a dialogue is created between them. A specific space with in the shared space is suggested by every selected piece. Small scale pieces raison d’être such as the jewels or sculptural miniatures is exposed by the large ones. The author’s owned memories and experiences tie all them together: they belong to the same world, her world, "a world of things”.

Susana Solano

Susana Solano (Barcelona,1946) studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Barcelona, ​​where she also taught. He has participated in international competitions such as the Documenta de Kassel VIII and IX (1987 and 1992), the XIX Biennial of São Paulo (1987), the Skulptur Projekte in Münster (1987), the Venice Biennale (1988 and 1993) and the Carnegie Pittsburgh International (1988).

She was awarded the Special Prize, awarded by the Utsukushi-Ga-Hara Open-Air Museum, in Tokyo (1985), and the National Prize for Visual Arts from the Spanish Ministry of Culture (1988). In 1996 she received the CEOE Award for the Arts and in 2011, the Tomás Francisco Prieto Award from the Royal Mint, the GAC Award, in Barcelona (2015) and Mestres, the FAD chain in Barcelona (2018).   

She, on the other hand, has collaborated on different occasions with architects for exterior projects: José Acebillo, Ignacio Linazasoro, Hans Hollein, Ignasi Sánchez Domènech, Rafael Moneo, Victor Rahola, Francisco Torres, Javier Romero and Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra.