“Mi obra… una obra con una estética propia con resonancias surrealistas, creo haber conseguido mi objetivo”- Quimet Sabaté
English Translation: “My work…a work with a unique esthetic with surrealist resonances, I believe I have achieved my goal.”
Quimet Sabaté’s works were some of my favorites from the Museum of Erotica in Barcelona. I snapped these photos of two of his paintings, but he has many more striking surreal erotic images in his website galleries. I especially love the surreal imagery in the first painting: the mysterious legs with knee high boots, the hanging woman, the floating eye mask; every time I look I seem to notice more details and interpret the scene differently.
I was surprised to find that not a lot of information came up when I searched for him in Google other than his official website, which is in Spanish. Since there isn’t a site about Sabaté in English (and the online English translation is pretty spotty), I’ve written up a loose translation of his biography:
Quimet Sabaté was born on May 7th, 1936 in Mora la Nueva in Tarragona, the southernmost province of Cataluña, Spain. He left his town and moved to Barcelona for his father’s work, where he met international merchant Peter Sugar Kunt, who obtained his production rights almost exclusively until the start of his second stage in Tetuán (Morocco 1958-60.) He celebrated his first individual exhibition in the halls of Orfeó Català of D.F México, securing his resounding success. This success was a powerful stimulus for him to follow his true vocation of painting. Afterwards, he exhibited his work at the Sala Bargalló, Galería Qixote de Madrid, Taller de Picasso, International Art Auction, and Art Union of Barcelona. The Mexican merchant Gama Huertas introduced him to the American market, and the Wellve Company Inc. of New York, Bellovite (Toronto, Canadá), Galería Tudó of Chicago and Viena Art publishing, Co.lnc. from New York acquired his works.
*Note: This is my loose English translation of Quimet Sabaté’s biography. For his original biography in Spanish, see his official website.