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Create with Erwin Bechtold

Exhibition  /  12 Dec 2019  -  12 Jan 2020
Published: 10.12.2019
Erwin Bechtold and Enric Majoral prepare the images..
Erwin Bechtold and Enric Majoral prepare the images.

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Majoral presents at the Ibiza shop the pendant that emerged from its collaboration with the artist Erwin Bechtold. Majoral understands jewellery as a tool for expression that can be discussed in different disciplines: art, design, architecture, music, literature, gastronomy ...

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Erwin Bechtold
The project Created with ..., Enric and Roc Majoral collaborate with different creators so that they can bring to the jewellery world different and enriching points of view.

After collaborations with the artists Gilbert Herreyns, Willie Márquez, and Alfons Borrell, Created with ... continues the journey with the painter Erwin Bechtold.

For the project Created with ..., Erwin Bechtold presents a series of jewellery made out of silver and 18-carat gold. The pendant is produced in the Majoral workshop in a limited series of 10 units, all of them are different, numbered and signed by the artist. It is a small object of art transformed into a jewel.


About the artist:
Erwin Bechtold (Colonia, 1925), German painter and interior designer. Live and work in Ibiza. In 1949 he finished studying as a master printer, but he left the office and started to dedicate himself to the art world and moved to Paris, where he worked with Fernand Léger. After the trip to Barcelona, he didn't leave. In Barcelona, he was in touch with members of Dau al Set and from the El Paso group in Madrid. In 1954 he discovered Eivissa, an island became his residency later, although without interrupting his relations with Barcelona or the European artistic centers. At that time, Ibiza is the meeting place for artists and intellectuals from all over the world, and it is where the Ibiza group was founded in 1959. In 1957, he participated in the legendary exhibition Eine Neue Richtung in der Malerei (A new direction in painting), at the Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany, where he exhibited the first time with German painters from his generation. In the early sixties, he made paintings with organic forms that provoked an intense public debate in Germany, he left some of the organic forms in 1966 when he first used geometrical elements in his work. In 1987, the relationship among angle/surface/space began, which has continued until today. Bechtold works the variations and sequences, so their works are often a series of interpretations about a similar reason. Art is a chain of endless variations, fluid as life.

The works deal with the same subject but with identical means, the variation and the transformation are obtained; In this sense, the author affirmed: The same is not the same. Among other awards he has received include the first prize FAD 1961, the mention of the Joan Miró Prize 1973 in Barcelona, the prize of the VI Bienal de Ibiza 1974, the Ramon Llull Prize in 2006 and the honorary medal of the FAD in 2010. He has exhibited at the Miró Foundation in Barcelona (1979), in Llonja de Palma (1994), at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Ibiza (1995), at Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Palma (2005) and the Center of Art and Nature of Huesca (2008), among others. His work is present in national and international museums such as the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona, IVAM in Valencia, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, Solomon R. Guggenheim New York Museum, the Ludwig Museum of Cologne and the Tate Collection in London.
 

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12th of December, Thursday, 6 pm.
Erwin Bechtold and Enric Majoral prepare the images..
Erwin Bechtold and Enric Majoral prepare the images.

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Work process..
Work process.

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Erwin Bechtold. Pendant: Untitled, 2019. Silver, 18k gold.. Erwin Bechtold
Pendant: Untitled, 2019
Silver, 18k gold.
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Erwin Bechtold. Pendant: Untitled, 2019. Silver, 18k gold.. Back side.. Erwin Bechtold
Pendant: Untitled, 2019
Silver, 18k gold.

Back side.

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Painting by Erwin Bechtold in 2004..
Painting by Erwin Bechtold in 2004.

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Painting by Erwin Bechtold in 2007..
Painting by Erwin Bechtold in 2007.

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Painting by Erwin Bechtold in 2007..
Painting by Erwin Bechtold in 2007.

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Painting by Erwin Bechtold in 2010..
Painting by Erwin Bechtold in 2010.

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