Photo of Antoni Tàpies Spain

Do you like this artist?

Become a follower and be the first to know about your next publication


Tpies Antoni was born in Barcelona in 1923 in a middle class family, educated and Catalan, involved since the mid-nineteenth-century publishing and book a tradition to wake up very early in the artist's love for books and reading. This predisposition is exacerbated by the long convalescence from a lung disease, during which he began his artistic scores. Tpies progressively more intensely devoted to drawing and painting, and ends up leaving his law studies to devote himself fully to his passion....
Free shipping

What security measures does Artelista take?

  • Verified artists profiles Trusted Artist
  • Artelista collects the work in the artist's workshop after validating that everything is correct and takes it directly to your home. We insure the work during shipment with Allianz Seguros ™
  • A secure platform: The artist does not receive the money until you confirm that everything is fine
  • If when you receive the picture does not convince you, we will pick it up for free and we will refund your money
  • Works with certificate of authenticity
  • Telephone support

How do I make the payment?

  • Payments are made online, through Artelista's secure system. Click on the "Add to cart" button and select the payment method you prefer.
  • Shipping costs covered by Artelista
See everything we offer you!

Tpies Antoni was born in Barcelona in 1923 in a middle class family, educated and Catalan, involved since the mid-nineteenth-century publishing and book a tradition to wake up very early in the artist's love for books and reading. This predisposition is exacerbated by the long convalescence from a lung disease, during which he began his artistic scores. Tpies progressively more intensely devoted to drawing and painting, and ends up leaving his law studies to devote himself fully to his passion. In the decade of the forties and exhibits his works, which highlight the artistic panoramic view of the moment. Department participated in an awareness of involving artists from both sides of the Atlantic, the root of World War II and the launching of the pump Atmic, Antoni Tpies soon expressed an interest by matter, soil, dust, atoms and the particles, which is expressed formally in the use of materials foreign to the expression academic plastic and experimentation of new techniques. The paintings matrices form a substantial part of the work of Tpies and constitute a project that continues today desarrollndose. Tpies believes that the notion of matter should be understood also from the perspective of medieval mysticism and magic, mimesis and alchemy. In this sense, one must understand the artist's desire that his works gain the power to transform ourselves. During the fifties and sixties, Antoni Tpies irelaborando a series of images, usually sail from their immediate environment, which will appear in the various stages of its evolution. Often, the same image, apart from appearing represented in various forms, different meanings tendrmltiples that irn overlapping. His message focuses on the revaloracin of what is considered low, repulsive, material (not in vain Tpies often chooses subjects traditionally considered unpleasant and fetishistic, like a defecating anus, a left shoe, an arm, a foot and the like). Also, the work of Antoni Tpies has always been susceptible to politicians and social events of the moment. In the late sixties and early seventies, his commitment against the dictatorship POLITICAL intensifies, and the works of this period have a strong character to denounce and protest. Coinciding with the eclosin of Arte Povera in Europe and the U.S. posminimalismo, Tpies acenta working with objects, not mostrndolos as they are, but its stamp and incorporndolos imprimindoles your language. In the early eighties, once restored the rule of law in Spain, the interest of Tpies the canvas as a support takes on a renewed strength. During those years, has created works with foam rubber or the spray technique, using paints and creates objects and sculptures in clay chamotte or bronze, and is very active in the field of work graphic. Moreover, in the late eighties, seems to reinforce the interest of Tpies by Eastern culture, a bean preocupacin already been developing in the years after the war and that makes every once more in a fundamental filosfica influence in his work, by its emphasis on the material, the identity between man and nature and the negation of dualism in our society. Similarly, Tpies feel attracted by a new generation of scientists capable of supporting a vision of the universe who understands the matter as a whole, subject to constant change and formation. The works of recent years are essentially a reflection on the pain-physical and spiritual, seen as an integral part of life. Influenced by Buddhist thought, Tpies believes that increased knowledge of pain can soften its effect and thereby improve the quality of life. Over time, it has been a constant in the work of Tpies, now takes on new shades, to be experienced as a personal experience that involves a better self and a clear comprensinms world around him. During these last years, Antoni Tpies has established an artistic language that, on the one hand, reflects artistically his conception of art, and secondly, a filosficas renewed concerns over time. Her artistic practice is still permeable to the brutality of this, while offering a way that, despite its softness, remains true to its origins. In this sense, the works of recent years not only form part of the contemporary, they also are a record of the past of the artist. Parallel to the pictorial production and objects, Tpies has developed since 1947 an intense activity in the field of graphic work. In this regard, it is worth noting that the artist has done a great number of folders and books biblifilo in close collaboration with poets and writers such as Alberti, Bonnefoy, Du Bouchet, Brodsky, Brossa, Daive, Dupin, Foix, Frmone, Gimferrer, Guilln, Jabs, Mestres Quadreny, Mitscherlich, Peace, Saramago, Takiguchi, Ulln, Valente and Zambrano, among others. Also, Antoni Tpies has developed a task essayist who has led a number of publications, some translated into different languages: The practice of art (1971), anti-aesthetic art (1977), Report Personal (1983), The reality as art. For a modern and progressive art (1989), art and places (1999) and value of art (2001).

Custom request

Fill in the following form to order a work for this artist. If you want some type of concrete work, you can include your budget and give as many details as possible.

Payment method

We use our own cookies to offer a comfortable browsing experience on our website and third parties to show you advertising related to your preferences according to your browsing. If you continue browsing we consider that you accept the use of cookies. More information >

Free and easy returns

Free and easy returns

In the event that you change your mind or, simply, the artwork do not convince you after receiving your order, you have a return/change period of 14 days without additional costs, starting the day after the reception of the order.

To proceed with a change or a return, follow the steps below:

  • - Email us at so that our Customer Service department can contact you (Mon-Thurs, 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 18:00 / Fri, 10:00 – 14:00 Spain local time). Please, try to have on hand the order ID to facilitate and accelerate this process.
  • - The Courier will pick up the package on the place and date agreed, and once we receive the artwork, we will proceed with the refund of the paid amount.

Enjoy Artelista, enjoy art

Free shipping and return

Free and safe delivery

When you purchase art at Artelista, you have at your disposal thousands of artworks by artists from around the world, from up to 170 different countries, , and we don't want the delivery costs to be a problem when you want to enjoy the best art. The price shown at the artwork page is its final price, without surprises. Additionally, for your tranquility, the artwork is insured with the company Allianz Insurances during shipping, so we will handle everything if, unfortunately, the artwork is damaged before being delivered.

The estimated delivery time for Artelista fine art prints is 5-7 working days, whereas in the case of original artworks, it would vary depending on the origin country. Once the artist notifies us the artwork is ready for shipment, the delivery will be in the following 24-72 hours, These delivery times may be altered by custom clearance events, especially when the origin country of the artwork belongs to a different cross-national agreement (EU,NAFTA,etc.). here. Shipments from Argentina, Colombia or Cuba need of a special authorization for the exportation of artworks, so it is important to have this into account when calculating the delivery date.

Bear in mind we are dealing with works of art, so they may be in an exhibition (actually, this is awesome!). Those artworks which are in an exhibition are usually displayed as “non-available”. In case the artwork has been put up for sale, take into account the artist would have to manage with the organization of the exhibition the return of the artwork in order to be able to realize the shipment.

Enjoy Artelista, enjoy art

Customer care

Customer care

We are dealing with works of art, a unique and exclusive product, and we want you to feel this way too, therefore, our main objective is to offer a personalized and close customer service. We are at your disposal at all times. If you have any concern, doubts about your order or for whatever reason you need you contact us

You can choose the way you contact us:

  • - Email us to
  • - Use the chat you have available at the website

Enjoy Artelista, enjoy art

Prints information

Currently is not possible to make prints shipments outside Spain. We're working to re-offer the service as soon as possible.

We apologise about the inconvenience