1908 - 1997 · Spain
Pere Gastó i Vilanova is an artist who, even today, continues without leaving anyone indifferent. Adored by few and misunderstood by many, he is a special and unique painter. Gastó was able to generate his own language based on the deep study of the human figure and psyche. His artwork evolved from realism to personal formal codes that draw from several sources of the Central European expressionism. He established a magical, dreamlike and sometimes ghostly connection with the depths of the human soul. His pictorial approaches revolve around the understanding of the dualities of humans, transcendent themes such as Beauty, Death and Dreaming or the transformation of everyday reality.