“What articularizes his ceramics
are the accented qualities of its red colors, oranges, golds, live solar
explosions, balanced blues, gray lunar reflections, greenish marine tones;
contrasted blacks and whites, expression of an ceramic initiation, the
manual work reflected in light, bent sacred devotion to maintain the flame
lit, incarnation of the sun lightning; maintenance of the heat,
transmitter of life fed in the oven, atanor alchemic evocation.
The decoration of stylized images
(the spiritual way) in Palau Ferré pieces identifies his ceramics with
his own pictorial and sculptorical production: roosters, pigeons, fauns,
benevolent dazed demons; girls pouring the creative solar vigor; lyrical
profiles of continuous trace, dilated pupils, expression of a born again
pleasure to live, figures dance under the murmur of fantastic dreams
impelled beyond; forms that show balance, and interior temperate peace
refound, warmed, vivacious fire of his particular charm”.
of International Association of Art Critics and the Catalan Association of
from the book “Maties Palau Ferré” Diccionari Rafols, Barcelona,
|“Palau Ferré’s ceramics have also
brilliant colors corresponding with shapes which, while within the popular
tradition, describe new situations. Some of these may appear impossible
and some too common, but in their globality they form an ensemble in which
you can find the feeling that the artist would dream for our human society;
a society which loves itself so much that has cast aside the individuals
that form it”.
from the Preface to the catalog of Palau Ferré’s exhibition at C’an
Sisteré , Santa Coloma de
Gramenet, Barcelona, Spain, May-June 1992.