Espai Gustavo

Carrer Major 10
C.P.: 07580 – Capdepera
Mallorca, España

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BIOGRAPHY

1939 - 1977

1939
BORN AS GUSTAVO PEÑALVER VICO ON 11TH APRIL IN CARTAGENA, SPAIN.

1946
HE MOVES TO MALLORCA.

1958 – 1962
STUDIES IN BARCELONA.

1963
FIRST OFFICIAL EXHIBITION AT THE MINORICA ART GALLERY IN PALMA, MALLORCA.

1963 – 1964
LIVING IN PARIS.

1964 – 1968
LIVING AND WORKING IN BRUSSELS (FIRST EXHIBITION OVERSEAS, IN ANTWERP).

1965
SOLO EXHIBITIONS IN MUNICH AND MADRID.

1969
RETURN TO MALLORCA (CONTRACTS WITH GALLERY LAYETANA, BARCELONA AND SALA PELAIRES, PALMA).

1971
FIRST INVITATION TO THE BERLIN FESTIVAL WEEKS.

1976
HE MOVES TO BERLIN.

1977
FIRST CONTACTS TO AMERICA (CONTRACT WITH JUDITH POSNER’S GALLERY, MILWAUKEE) EXHIBITIONS IN L.A., WASHINGTON, MILWAUKEE, NEW YORK AND LAS VEGAS.

1980 - 1994

1980
CONTRACT FOR GRAPHIC WORK ACROSS EUROPE FOR EDITION SCHOEN BERLIN.

1986
RETROSPECTIVE AT THE BONNER REDOUTE, BONN, UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE GERMAN MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, HANS-DIETRICH GENSCHER.
* PARTICIPATION IN THE PROJECT “ARTISTS FOR UNICEF”.

1987
“10 YEARS IN BERLIN” AT TEMPELHOF TOWN HALL, BERLIN.

1988
“HOMMAGE À BREL”EXHIBITION AT GALLERY JENSEN, HAMBURG & GALLERY RUDOLF SCHOEN, BERLIN.

1989
REINBEK CASTLE, SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN.

1990
“HOMMAGE À WOODY ALLEN”, EXHIBITION AT THE SCHOEN GALLERY, BERLIN.
EXHIBITION OF SILKSCREEN PRINTS FROM 1976 TO 1990 IN THE KÜNSTLERHAUS BETHANIEN, BERLIN.

1992
“MY FELLINIS OF CAPDEPERA”, EXHIBITION AT THE BLUE POINT GALLERY, BERLIN.

1994
“30 YEARS OF COLOUR FRENZY”, RETROSPECTIVE AT THE HESSELBACH GALLERY, BERLIN.
INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE HOTEL SORAT GUSTAVO, BERLIN.

1995 - 2006

1995
CAMPAIGN MATERIAL DESIGN FOR ELECTION CAMPAIGN OF JOHANNES RAU, SPD IN NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA.
CONSTRUCTION OF HIS HOUSE-ATELIER “SON TURÓ” IN CAPDEPERA, MALLORCA.
THE PARODY OF THE IMPOSSIBLE”, EXHIBITION AT THE CENTRE D’ART S’ESTACIÓ, SINEU, MALLORCA.

1996
EXHIBITION IN THE BIG VILLA IN POTSDAM.

1998
“BEYOND THE HORIZON IS THE MEDITERRANEAN”, EXHIBITION INSPIRED BY UDO LINDENBERG AT THE SPANDAU CITADEL, BERLIN.
PAINTING OF A SKODA FOR THE CHARITY ORGANISATION “ARTISTS HELP” IN SUPPORT OF THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION SET UP BY CHRISTIANE HERZOG.
POSTCARD ACTION FOR THE 53RD ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED NATIONS (UNO).

1999
DESIGN AND REALISATION OF THE “GUSTAVO BUILDING” IN BERLIN.

2000
“THE COLOURS OF REMEMBRANCE” EXHIBITION AT THE “HAUS DER COMMERZBANK”, BERLIN.

2001
“THE COLOURS OF REMEMBRANCE”, EXHIBITION IN THE STUDIOS OF THE 2ND GERMAN TV CHANNEL (ZDF) IN MAINZ.

2002
“FROM SUN TO SUN”, EXHIBITION AT THE MATTHIAS KÜHN FOUNDATION, PALMA DE MALLORCA.

2003
THE ROSENTHAL COFFEE-ART-SET DESIGNED BY GUSTAVO IS RELEASED.

2004
“FROM SCREEN TO CANVAS”, EXHIBITION IN THE “HAUS DER COMMERZBANK”, BERLIN.
“DREAMS IN COLOUR”, EXHIBITION AT THE PETER MAFFAY FOUNDATION, POLLENSA, MALLORCA.
” THE COLOURS OF THE JOY OF LIFE”, EXHIBITION AT THE GALLERY KUNST-WORT, FRANKFURT.

2005
RETROSPECTIVE IN SINDELFINGEN SPONSORED BY DAIMLER-CHRYSLER.

2006
“FLYING OVER COLOURS”, EXHIBITION IN THE PALAZZO FARNESE, BERLIN.
FLYING OVER COLOURS”, EXHIBITION AT THE GALERIA ART ESTACIÓ, MANACOR, MALLORCA.
PROJECT WITH THE GERMAN SINGER PETER MAFFAY “ENCOUNTERS – AN ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN”.

2011 - 2020

2009
“THE OTHER COLOURS”, RETROSPECTIVE OF GUSTAVO ON HIS 70TH BIRTHDAY IN THE CENTRE OF THE BERLIN AND BRANDENBURG TELEVISION AND RADIO NETWORK (RBB).

2011
BEGINS TO WORK WITH THE CERAMIC FACTORY TEULERA CAN BENITO DE CAMPOS (MALLORCA) PRODUCING A LARGE NUMBER OF TILES WITH THE MOTIVES AND FIGURES OF HIS PAINTINGS, ALSO IN LARGE SIZES.

2012 – 2014
DESIGN AND PRESENTATION OF A WINE LABEL FOR THE RESERVA PRIVADA 2009 OF THE WINERY MACIÀ BATLE, SANTA MARÍA (ART EDITIONS OF THE WINERY).

2013
REPRESENTATIVE OF HONOUR OF THE BALEARIC ISLANDS AT THE ITB TOURISM FAIR.
PRESENTATION OF THE VIDEO DOCUMENTARY: A CAMEL RIDE AROUND MALLORCA, DIRECTED BY TONI BESTARD ABOUT A TRIP TO MALLORCA BY CAMEL, WHICH GUSTAVO DID IN 1964 WITH THE JOURNALIST MIGUEL VIDAL.
CAN PATILLA BOOGIE-WOOGIE”, RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION AT THE CENTRE CAP VERMELL IN CALA RATJADA, MALLORCA, MORE THAN 4.000 VISITORS.

2014
ARTISTIC COOPERATION WITH ASPANOB (ASSOCIATION OF PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH CANCER OF THE BALEARIC ISLANDS).
“GROUP OF MUSICIANS WAITING FOR THE SHIP OF HAPPINESS”. DESIGN AND PRODUCTION OF THE LARGEST TILE ARTWORK IN THE BALEARIC ISLES ON THE HARBOUR QUAY OF CALA RAJADA. 4 x 16M. 1700 TILES.
“MY BIRDS IN ÁGUILAS”, EXHIBITION IN THE AUDITORIUM OF ÁGUILAS, MURCIA.
“MY CENTURY XXI”, EXHIBITION AT THE MODERNIST MUSEUM CAN PRUNERA, SÓLLER.
“TILES FOR LLUC” SOLIDARITY SUPPORT FOR THE MONASTERY OF LLUC WITH THE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION OF 50 DIFFERENT DRAWINGS ON TILES.

2015
“FOR THE LOVE OF COLOUR”, EXHIBITION AT THE RBB IN BERLIN (RADIO AND TELEVISION STATION OF BERLIN AND BRANDENBURG).
A SECOND EQUALLY LARGE MURAL IS PUT UP ON THE QUAYSIDE WALL IN CALA RAJADA, MALLORCA.

2016
SEVEN CERAMIC FIGURES MADE FOR THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL S’ALZINAR IN CAPDEPERA, MALLORCA.
FOUR STAINED GLASS WINDOWS FOR THE CHURCH NOSTRA SENYORA DEL CARMEN IN CALA RAJADA, MALLORCA.
NEW, 2,5 METRE BRONZE SCULPTURE AT THE PARK HYATT HOTEL MALLORCA IN CANYAMEL.
COLOURING THE SHADOWS”, EXHIBITION IN THE GALLERY MANEU, PALMA DE MALLORCA (FIRST EXHIBITION IN PALMA IN 30 YEARS).
DESIGN OF THE SCULPTURE “EVO” FOR THE AWARDS OF THE EVOLUTION MALLORCA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (EMIFF) AWARDED, AMONG OTHERS, TO THE ACTOR DANNY DEVITO.

2017
EXHIBITION “VOM GLÜCK ZU MALEN” (“THE JOY OF PAINTING”) 4-MONTH EXHIBITION AT THE MUSEUM FOR CONTEMPORARY ART KÜNSTLERHAUS MARKTOBERDORF IN BAVARIA, GERMANY.

2018
COOPERATION WITH THE BALEARIC SOCIAL AID PROGRAMME “PROJECTE HOME”, REALIZATION OF THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY POSTER.

2019
EXHIBITION OF LARGE SCULPTURES BY GUSTAVO ON THE SEAFRONT PROMENADE OF CALA RATJADA, FROM APRIL TO NOVEMBER.
GREAT RETROSPECTIVE 80TH ANNIVERSARY “A DESPERATELY HAPPY LIFE” AT THE CENTRE CAP VERMELL, CALA RAJADA, FROM APRIL TO OCTOBER.
EXHIBITION “TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE NAILS” IN CAN PATILLA, CAPDEPERA FROM JUNE TO DECEMBER.
GRAPHIC EXHIBITION “GREETINGS FROM MALLORCA” FROM SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER IN BENDESTORF, HAMBURG.
20TH ANNIVERSARY “CASA GUSTAVO” IN BERLIN.
GUSTAVO 80 ANYS” AND “ESPAI GUSTAVO” WINE LABELS FOR THE SPECIAL EDITION RESERVE 2014 OF THE MACIÀ BATLE WINERY, SANTA MARIA.
DECEMBER 8TH SOFT OPENING “ESPAI GUSTAVO” ART GALLERY IN CAPDEPERA.

2020
22ND JANUARY, OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE “ESPAI GUSTAVO” ART GALLERY IN CAPDEPERA, MALLORCA.
EXHIBITION “THE JUGGLER OF COLOUR”, CASAL CAN FONDO EXHIBITION HALL, ALCÚDIA, MALLORCA.
LARGE-SCALE MURAL PAINTING OF TWO EXTERIOR WALLS AT LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS, CAPDEPERA AND CALA RATJADA, MALLORCA.
ARTISTIC COLLABORATION AND SOLIDARITY WITH ASPANOB. CREATION OF DRAWINGS FOR A CHILDREN’S COLOURING BOOK.

2021
“DOCE 12” COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION AT THE CENTRE CULTURAL SA NOSTRA, MALLORCA.
SPECIAL COVER FOR THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF THE GERMAN NEWSPAPER MALLORCA MAGAZIN.
“GRACIAS BERLIN”. RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF GUSTAVO’S FIRST EXHIBITION IN BERLIN. SCHLOSS BIESDORF, BERLIN FROM NOVEMBER 28TH 2021 TO MARCH 4TH 2022.

The Son Turó Studio House and the Espai Gustavo Gallery of the Spanish artist Gustavo

Amidst green hills between palms, almond and fig trees in the north-east of Mallorca, between Capdepera and Cala Ratjada, the Spanish artist Gustavo (Peñalver Vico) lives in his studio house Son Turó, which is without doubt one of the most beautiful studios on the island. In 1995, it was designed by the architect José Garcia Ruiz with the collaboration of Gustavo, in 250 square metres of Bauhaus style.
Gustavo now offers  fans and collectors from all over the world a new destination to admire and purchase his artwork at his gallery, ESPAI GUSTAVO. In January 2020, the 80 year old artist transformed the former bakery “Ca n’Angel” in the heart of Capdepera into a spacious and modern gallery and cultural space to make his art accessible to an even wider public: from oil paintings, serigraphs and sculptures to catalogues, tiles, cups, wine bottles, magnets, puzzles… art lovers will find a wide range of art, objects and merchandising products.
The ESPAI GUSTAVO conveys the attitude towards life of the internationally renowned artist: tirelessly creative, he paints on several canvases at the same time, making sketches sketches as he  indulges in colours and shapes. While doing so, he listens to music by Jacques Brel, Udo Lindenberg, Maria Callas or Mozart, drinks his coffee with milk and constantly develops new ideas. From a gallery in Son Turó he looks out over the sea and on a clear day he can see Minorca. The idyll of his finca, the green of the landscape, the silhouettes of the palm trees, the gentle mountains in the background, the Mediterranean sun, the blue sky with white clouds, the chirping of the birds – all this beauty and joie de vivre finds its way into his colourful works.
Discover Gustavo’s unmistakable “whimsical figures in absurd situations” and immerse yourself in this unique and highly significant artistic cosmos!

Bettina Neumann
September 2020