Miquel Barceló is a contemporary Spanish artist known for his experimental approach to painting and sculpture. Whether utilizing bleach, organic matter, or even live insects, Barceló’s Neo-Expressionist oeuvre explores decomposition, light, and the natural landscape. Born on January 8, 1957 in Felanitx, Spain, he studied briefly at the Decorative Arts School in Palma de Mallorca and the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona in the 1970s. Barceló credits the influence of Lucio Fontana, Barceló’s work is both abstract and cerebral, as evidenced by his broad range of paintings, ceramics, and installations. In 2011, the artist exhibited his sculpture Gran Elefandret (Big Elephant (2008) in New York’s Union Square. Currently living and working between Paris, France, and Mallorca, Spain, the artist’s works are held in the collections of the Guggenheim Bilbao, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Reina Sofia National Museum in Madrid, among others.