Biography

Malaret i el seu tallerJaume Malaret’s work focuses on light and colour, using vigorous strokes and a subtle, refined brush-work. Jaume Malaret’s paintings speak the ultimate and intangible truth of art free from pseudo philosophical artifices.
His art is borne of an authentic internal desire, without sensationalism, that emits an aesthetic of sensitive refinement and yet has been created with a brute strength.

The pieces have a mysterious beauty, apparently so easy and fragile but which in reality is interwoven with shrewd undertones, difficult to put into words; a blissful union for a true artist and the work of a tenacious man. His art is made for pure contemplation. It is an artist’s destiny to express their most profound self in the later years of their career. In short, Jaume Malaret’s work is an authentic delight for the senses of those who love their art free from prejudice and snobbery.Vista del taller

Malaret was born in Sant Feliu, on the Catalan Costa Brava in the North-East of Spain. At the age of 15 he moved with his family to Barcelona, where he studied at the Theatre Institute with the well-known scenery designer Josep Mestres Cabanes and commenced his career as a scenographer at the Gran Teatre del Liceu. He went on to obtain a Fine Art degree at the Barcelona School of Fine Arts.

In 1976, after collaborating with various local cartoon production companies, he decided to return to his Sant Feliu to devote himself to painting. In 1979, contacts in Paris with the Tamenaga Gallery, leading to a long-lasting professional relationship that enabled him to begin his international trajectory, exhibiting his work in Tokyo and Osaka.
At the same time, his work came to the attention of various established Catalan and Spanish galleries such as the Kreisler Gallery, Sala Dalmau and the Tom Maddock Gallery.Esglèsia de Santa Maria i Castell de Benedormiens

Between 1981 and 1990 Jaume Malaret exhibited in Barcelona, as well as in Pamplona, Seville and Valencia, and was successfully inserted into the international art-market thanks to his participation in many international fairs such as ARCO Madrid in 1985, the Tokyo Art Show in 1991, Art Expo Geneva in 1992.
Art Expo in Barcelona in 1996, 2000, 2003 and 2004, the New York Art Expo in 2000. In the USA,
he collaborated with the Hanson Gallery (Sausalito, California) and S. Rennen Gallery (Arizona).Una gran claraboia central deixa passar la llum natural

As of 1991 he is referenced in the Bénézit Dictionary.

Jaume Malaret’s work has been acquired by prestigious collections such as The International Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, La Caixa Foundation, the Vila Casas Foundation, the Banco Sabadell Foundation and Collection Hotel Juan Carlos I in Barcelona, as well as numerous private collections.

 

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Sant Jordi Prize for novel2006
1982 Documenta Prize