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.

 

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.

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.

MUSEUMS IN WHICH HE IS REPRESENTED

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.

SALVADOR

AULESTIA

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