Miguel Berrocal

His works are represented in important museums and in private collections.

Miguel Berrocal is only to be understood correctly by the knowledge of his Spanish origin. His life, thinking and work are deeply rooted in the artistic traditions of his homeland. He carried the artistic inheritance of Spain proudly and consciously in himself. So it is also no coincidence that Berrocal was almost addicted to iron as a material, because the Spanish art of metalworking has a widespread and persisting tradition since the Middle Ages.

His early sculptures were abstract, then later in his life he developed pieces with anthropomorphic forms. From this turn to the human body his most personal and distinct art figure, the Torso, developed. This reduced shape of the human body is to be found throughout Berrocals pictorial work, often changed, simplified or enriches, falsified and amended.

Year Event
1933 Born in Villanueva de Algaidas near Málaga, Spain
1952 Graduated from studies in mathematics, architecture and chemistry in Madrid. Guest Auditors and the Escuela de Artes Graficas
1952 First exhibition with drawings in Madrid
1953 and onwards Solo and group exhibitions around the world; Stays in Paris and Rome; makes the acquaintance of Giacometti, Afro, Burri and Picasso
1954 Participates in the Venice Biennale on behalf of Spain
2006 Died in Andequera Spain