Palou (Lleida), 1966
If there is something that defines Magí Puig’s painting, it is his treatment of light. His subjects, whether they are general shots of beaches and cities or individual characters, appear bathed in a dense and vibrant light, often with dazzling backlights that awaken powerful and penetrating colors. Great examples of this are his beaches, where sometimes we can only make out a few silhouettes cut out on a bright monochrome sand that merges with the sky and the sea.
Among his themes are those inspired by his travels, which take us to cities such as Paris, Venice or Havana; and countries such as Morocco, Vietnam or Senegal. His urban landscapes and skylines are some of his most singular works. In these he usually omits any human presence ─or leaves it in the background─ to focus on the architectures and alleys, and how the light falls on them. His Moroccan streets and markets create images that can evoke the courtyards of Fabrés or the oriental fantasies of Fortuny.
Magí Puig has been exhibiting at Sala Parés since 2003. His unique style and meticulous technique have given him great success internationally, leading him to exhibit periodically in fairs and galleries in France, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the United States, and to be present in important collections.