Ramon Enrich

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Ramon Enrich in 2008.

Ramon Enrich (Igualada, 1968) is a Catalan painter[1] and sculptor. His artistic vocation was influenced by his father, Ramon Enrich, a knitwear manufacturer who taught himself drawing, music and architecture.

He studied Fine Arts in Barcelona, and also History (unfinished) and Graphic Arts. Late 80s, he obtained some scholarships to paint and exhibit abroad. He spent long periods in Mousonturn cultural centre in Frankfurt, and in Berlin. Great admirer of Donald Judd, he moved to the United States in 1988 and he settled down in Marfa, where Judd lived. In the Chinati Foundation and in the Judd Foundation, he exposed works he developed there. Later, he travelled to Los Angeles, where he met Ed Ruscha and worked with David Hockney. Then he settled down in New York City, where he worked as an assistant in Julian Schnabel’s studio.

He has exhibited many times in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, New York, Brussels and Paris. Nowadays, he lives and works in Igualada.


There are some recurrent issues in his paintings concerning the relationship between architecture and landscape. He paints large empty scenarios formed by architectural and vegetal elements, being specially interested in the simplification and essential representation of things.

They are big canvas with unanimated and mysterious choreographies coming from a reality sieved by geometrics and metaphysics. He plays with a symbolical alphabet of elements: great typographies, the cypress, manufacturing warehouses, deposits, ponds, ramps, baroque gardens. They are timeless, close to surrealism and, with an ironic treatment of landscape coming from romantic tradition.




  • 1993: Marburg Museum, Marburg (Germany)
  • 1994: Mousonturm, Frankfurt
  • 1994: Galeria Trece, Ventalló (Catalonia, Spain)
  • 1994: Museu für Moderne Kunst, Mittelhof (Germany)
  • 1999: Rare Art Properties, New York
  • 1999: Pfund Galerie, Berlin
  • 2001: Martin Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 2001: Àmbit Galeria d’Art, Barcelona
  • 2002: Galeria Ignacio de Lassaleta, Barcelona
  • 2002: Galeria Spectrum, Saragossa
  • 2003: Galeria Arcturus, Paris
  • 2003: Nord LB Bank, Hamburg
  • 2005: Maison Kregg, Brussels
  • 2005: Galeria Il Polittico, Rome
  • 2005: Sala Parés, Barcelona
  • 2006: Hof&Huyser, Amsterdam
  • 2006: Art International, Zurich
  • 2008: Museu de Llavaneres (Catalonia, Spain)
  • 2009: Galeria María José Castellví, Barcelona

Public and private collections[edit]

  • Col•lecció La Caixa, Barcelona
  • Colección Banco Santander, Madrid
  • Fundació Vila Casas, Barcelona
  • Collection Boudouin, Brussels
  • Círculo Ecuestre, Barcelona
  • Collection Blachère, Apt (France)
  • Barcelona City Council
  • Fundación Coca Cola, Madrid
  • Tanaka Foundation, Tokyo
  • Colección NH, Madrid
  • Collection Ducasse, Paris
  • Donald Judd Collection, Marfa (United States)
  • David Hockney Private Collection, Los Angeles
  • Fundación Telefónica, Madrid
  • Carmen and Lluís Bassat Private Collection, Barcelona
  • Museu de l’Aigua, Barcelona
  • Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid
  • Deustche Bank Collection, Frankfurt
  • Norman Foster Private Collection, London
  • Eric Spiekerman, Berlin
  • Colección Arisa, Madrid
  • Collection Eneco, Rotterdam

Further projects[edit]

  • First award in illustration. Book of Maison Léopold, Versailles (France)
  • Illustrations for Tres Nadals & Tres Navidades by Quim Monzó (Quaderns Crema)
  • Illustration for the cover of Catalan Writing (Pen Club Català)
  • Illustrations for Ferran Adrià, El Bulli, by Óscar Caballero (Agnès Vienot)
  • Works together with the designer David Carson (Quatrat 9, Espai Gràfic)
  • Folder with engraving for a project by studio b-720 and David Chipperfield
  • Drawings for the project of Ciutat Metropolitana, by Jean Nouvel
  • Covers for the diary of Bibliothèques de Barcelona (libraries of Barcelona)
  • Sculpture for Sparkasse, Frankfurt
  • Public sculpture, Igualada.

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