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.
|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|