About the artist
Pere Jaume (Sant Pol de Mar, 1957) is an artist whose main forms of expression are painting and poetry.
An autodidact, he studied History of Art, and began exhibiting his work in the 1970s. His transversal oeuvre moves between theory and practice, writing and image, the influence of the historic avant-garde and interest in Catalan culture, with particular attention to local landscape and nature, which imbue his entire production in poetry, essay and art.
In 2005 he was awarded the National Prize for Visual Arts of the Generalitat (Government) of Catalonia for his work Els cims pensamenters (Thought-full Peaks) in which he reflects on the works of Jacint Verdaguer, Joan Maragall and Antoni Gaudí. The following year, the Spanish Ministry of Culture awarded him the National Prize for Plastic Arts for his “reformulation of the relationship between art and territory”. Notable among his most recent books are La obra y el miedo (The Work and the Fear, Galaxia Gutenberg) and Pagèsiques (Rustiques, Edicions 62, 2011), Premi Lletra d’Or 2012.