In spite of the formal precision of his painting, the conceptual weight of Pere Llobera’s work has always been one of the chief traits of his painting. A meta-referential analysis of his craft focused as much on the dysfunctionality of the pictorial activity as on its power to liberate. A useless and euphoric power – conveying everything that exists onto canvas is wonderful, but it is of no use – that turns the painter into a survivor who cannot help himself and must go on painting.
Pere Llobera (b.1970, based in Barcelona) was a resident of Rijksakademie (Amsterdam) in 2006 and 2007. His solo shows include: Una perfección mäs pequeña, F2 Galería, Madrid (2020); Faula rodona. Sols i embogits; entre la precisió total i una cançó de Sau, La Capella, Barcelona (2020); Pere Llobera, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar (2919); Supuració etílica de la pedra, MNAC, Barcelona (2018), Acció, Bombon Projects. Barcelona (2018); Kill your darlings, Sis Galería. Sabadell, Spain (2018); Estacional, F2 Galería. Madrid (2017); Unter dem Pantoffel stehen, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (2016). He has shown in group shows that include: Blown-Up, L21 gallery, Palma de Mallorca (2020); Selft-organitation, Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona (2017); Perfect solitude, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (2010); KolnShow2, Spruth Magers Galler, Köln (2007); Kranenburg Museum, Bergen; Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art 1, Tesalónica, Greece (2007) among others. Most of his most relevant installations -Palacio ¿Real? / Vera Icon / Todo Hiper- have been shown at alternative spaces.