Frederic Amat

Barcelona, 1952

Lives and works in Barcelona



Frederic Amat’s artistic career dates all the way back to the early 1970’s. Just after completing his studies in architecture and set design, he went to live in Mexico and later he moved to New York, where he explored hand-made paper as an artistic material. His travels to Brazil, Egypt, Haiti, Morocco and so on has fecundated an oeuvre characterized by constant research. Throughout Amat’s career, he has been diversifying his plastic repertoire, his development going from irregular lines and vibrant colors in his early drawings to the expressionism in his later works.


The work of Amat defies a single way of categorization. His open conception of painting led him to integrate a multitude of languages into his artistic practice, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation art, performance, book illustration, videos, theatre set design and interventions in architectural spaces.