(1923-2012) Tàpies is one of the foremost exponents of informalism worldwide. This painter, sculptor, and theorist of Spanish art has received numerous awards and distinctions throughout his career. He was one of the pioneers in transforming into artistic elements what at first sight only looked like broken leftovers such as strings, papers, remnants, etc. His interest in this topic comes from the initial influence of artists like Miró and Klee, which led him to increase the iconography and studies of colour in his paintings and sculptures. This combination gives rise to creations of great expressive and communicative capacity.