Jaume Amigó’s journeys inform his work with an aesthetic acquired during long stays in places such as Morocco or Mallorca. The frequent trips to Asia that in recent years Amigó has taken (twenty six trips only to Japan) have deeply influenced the work of this multi-talented artist, who moves with equal ease in painting as in sculpture and printmaking or the Japanese technique of raku.
With a refined language of its own, almost hieroglyphic, Jaume Amigo’s work is characterised by the distillation of an iconography, distinguished by simple elements, inspired by everyday utensils or by Nature, that recall clouds, flowers or winds. He works mainly on canvas or metal, but the support of choice for the artist is paper, for the organic qualities it embodies (it has a will, memory and reacts to the changes much like a living being). During one of his stays in Japan Amigo began work with the technique of raku, a type of ceramic whose properties provide a wide field for experimentation. The result of his first efforts was so positive that, on his return to Spain, Amigó set up a kiln in his studio where he continued to experiment, fascinated with the results offered by this ancient process. The work was exhibited at the gallery in the summer of 2008 consisted of pieces created in Japan supplemented by others made in his workshop in La Noguera.
Amigó has enjoyed a long career with exhibitions in national and international galleries. His work was seen in Michael Dunev Art Projects in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. Recently Amigó has kept busy with activities including artist residencies in Switzerland (La Ferme Asile, Sion), Barcelona (Museu Moli Paperer de Capellades), Morocco (Ifitry: Centre for Contemporary Art of Essaouira) and printmaking projects in Japan. He has collaborated with set designers and choreographers in the development stage sets for European contemporary dance companies and has created large-scale sculptural installations for public commissions – Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, Hotel Meridien, Barcelona, the Buddhist temple of Shoukakuji (Osaka, Japan).