Robert Llimos, Spanish (1943 - )

Robert Llimos

Robert Llimós i Oriol (Barcelona, ​​19 October 1943) is a Spanish painter and sculptor, son of the painter Camil Llimós i Aubí.

He studied in the Massana School and in the Superior School of Fine Arts of San Jorge. In his beginnings he teamed with Eduard Arranz Bravo, Rafael Bartolozzi and Gerard Sala, with whom he made himself known in an exhibition in 1964. In 1969 he separated from the group, and went into conceptual art, within which he performed some actions as Llimós in march (1972). He returned to painting after commissioning a mural for the March family at his Mallorcan residence in Cala Ratjada. Between 1975 and 1983 he lived in New York, and between 1987 and 1988 in Miami; Currently lives in Barcelona. In 1993 a retrospective exhibition of his work was made in Hospitalet de Llobregat, and the following year he was awarded the National Prize of Plastic Arts of the Generalitat of Catalonia. In 1996 he made the Marc sculpture, one of his most famous works, dedicated to his deceased son the previous year, which had that name; The following year a copy of this work was placed in the Olympic Village of Barcelona.1 His paintings, of bright colors, are usually centered on the human figure, represented with an expressionist style.

In 2009 he said he had an extraterrestrial contact on a Brazilian beach and was abducted on a ship for two and a half hours. Since then his pictorial and sculptural production focuses on that experience and portraits of "reptilian" beings, without obtaining recognition of the critic.

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