Ramon Canet (Mallorca, 1950) is one of the most important painters of the Balearic Islands. Characterised by their structural geometry and their exuberant expressionist gesture, the paintings of Ramon Canet are closely connected to the Mallorcan Joan Miró as to the abstract tradition of the New York School or the Paris Informalists, evoking Motherwell’s Elegies as much as the work of Soulages, Fautrier or Michaud. With a reduced chromatic scale, Canet creates simple compositions where the strength and personality of the gesture evoke both a conceptual unity and a deep spirituality.
The Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes, in his introduction to the CAM exhibition catalogue argues that “the beauty of Canet’s paintings is that they are capable of moving. They become time itself. And they are immortal inasmuch as they are able to move in time itself without any immortal pretentiousness.”
Ramon Canet has a long and solid exhibition record of significant international prestige. His exhibitions have been seen in cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, Sevilla, Hamburg, Berlin, Stockholm, New York or Jakarta. He has also participated in international art fairs, including Madrid, Paris, Hong Kong, Miami or Turin.