Angel Planells

The Catalan artist Angel Planells was a surrealist and completed his main work between 1929 y 1981. You can see his works at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, The Museum of Art of Cadaqués (Girona) and variosprivate collections in New York, Madrid and Catalonia.

Works include: Ojos y Mirada, Sueños y Misterios, Alucinaciones y Magia, Muerte y Fantasmas, Juegos y Ventanas.

Planells was full of angst. He was a shy, introverted man that was driven by visions from his dreams and imagination.

Angel Planells was born in Cadaqués en 1901, and moved to Blanes down the coast (Girona), where he lived all of his life. He spent large chunks of his life in the Catalan capital, Barcelona, where he died in 1989. He was a great friend os Salvador Dalí, with whom he collaborated on artisitc projects. He was part of the scene that surrounded Dali, including Miró, Buñuel and Paul Eluard.

After his first exhibition in 1930 in the Galerías Dalmau de Barcelona, he was invited in 1936 to take part in the Surrealist Exhibition that took place in London along with fellow Spaniards Dalí, Picasso, Miró and Oscar Domínguez. The Spanish Civil War interrupted his surrealist work until 1975, when gallery owner René Metras persuaded him to take up his paintbrush once again.

From the 70s Planells exhibited a number of timesin places such as the Municipal Museum of Cadaqués (1987), the museum of Ampurdán (1980) and the Pineda del Mar in 1989. For a study of his work try the Catalogues of the Exhibition prepared by María Lluisa Borrás entitled, “Ángel Planells”, held by Generalitat de Catalunya, (1996).