INTERVIEW 5 July 2020 2.00 h
QUIM HEREU PAINTER AND MAIN PROPONENT OF STRAMBOTISM
“Art is a MIRROR of our consciousness”
How did the lockdown go, was it profitable and productive?
It happened that I’d just started painting La Llibertat, the third part of the trilogy of the visual manifesto of Strambotism, when the Covid crisis started. So I stayed here to paint exclusively. I had this time for me alone with no distractions. I was shut in here in my studio day and night. It was very useful for me to make progress with the painting, so the lockdown was a good thing for me.
“Fuster was the father and I am the mother of Strambotism”
“Strambotism is not being afraid of making use of the imagination”
“A lot of patronage doesn’t work because there isn’t total authenticity”
“Neither time or power make sense if you don’t have freedom”
“My intention is for this space to be the sanctuary of Strambotism”
“I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT IN ORDER TO BE FREE TO PAINT WHAT I WANT”
A ’fortress’ of creativity
La Fortalesa is the general name for a project including the DOR Museum, the Espai Quim Hereu and the DOR Restaurant run by the chef Jordi Cruz, where visitors can have a snack or lunch. The DOR jewellery museum features unique pieces made in the workshops of the most highly skilled craftsmen and designers, such as Elsa Peretti from Tiffany’s, Amador Braojos, Toni Farres, Octavi Sardà, Rosa Bisbe, Pere Ferrandiz, and so on.
The Cupula is one of the spaces that can be rented for different activities and events.
Atempo, is the avant-garde restaurant also by Jordi Cruz.
The Espai Quim Hereu is like a republic among all this, where the painter has autonomy to develop his work while at the same time being part of the whole project and the rest of the team