Alberto Peral



Santurce, Spain, 1966


Alberto Peral belongs to the generation of artists that emerge at the beginning of the nineties and takes part in the Spanish plastic renovation at the beginning of the 21st century. Since his first solo show at the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona in 1992 until today, he has created a path of great conceptual coherence lead by a desire for formal experimentation that has led him to travel through a great diversity of media, from drawing, photography or sculpture, to installation and video. With them he proposes an exciting poetic encounter between the beauty of the simplest and most essential forms and the symbolic power they contain.

Peral incorporates into his language the most radical and formal contributions of the classical avant-garde, discovers the formal essentialism in nature and culture as manifestations of a cosmic order endowed with an intense material sensuality, with which he invites to delight and reflection. The ovoid forms as germinal symbol, the circularity, the rotation, the sky-earth axis, the light and the colour, are fundamental elements with which Peral constructs a subtle poetic of the universe and the spatial-temporal sense, which unfolds in multiple directions and is enriched by experiences from other places, through its travels through Mexico, Brazil, Europe, India or Japan.

His work has been exhibited in institutions such as the Reina Sofia, Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin) or the Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin), he has also been invited to talk about his artistic practice at the Tate Modern (London). His work is part of prominent Spanish collections such as Banco de España, Artium, la Caixa, Banc Sabadell, Centro de Arte de Alcobendas, Botín Foundation, Unión Fenosa, and Helga de Alvear Foundation, among others.