Selections from the IVAM Collection is characterized by massive sculptures and features over a thousand pieces of different materials such as aluminum, zinc, and wood. His work is based on how cities can suggest different meanings depending on the spectator. Spread out across the gallery floor, the installations consist of sculptures that have been deconstructed in order to resemble a city seen from above. This interactive exhibit is Miquel’s first exhibit in South Florida.
Miquel Navarro was born in Valencia and graduated from the San Carlos School of Fine Art in Valencia. He started his career in 1972 as a painter and has since worked exclusively in sculpture. Miquel has received many awards such as the Alfonso Roig Prize, the National Prize from the Association of Art Critics and the Academician of the Real Academia de BBAA de San Fernando. The work of Miquel Navarro is characterized by his unmistakable representations of cities or “clusters” and constitute a prototype he uses for his sculptural installations when grouping together small pieces, configured as diverse urban buildings, ranging from houses to factories, from ornamental to representational. Their structure is based on what is clearly an imaginary urbanism, a key aspect of Navarro’s works, now part of the IVAM’s permanent collection thanks to the generous donation of 515 pieces. This collection of works reflects his different stages allowing viewers to appreciate his creative style.