Miró x Octaevo
When the Grand Palais museum in Paris has contacted us to to design a limited collection of products for their upcoming Miró retrospective, we couldn't have been more excited. Bringing together nearly 150 works, the retrospective traced the technical and stylistic evolution of the Catalan artist. Using original artwork of one our our favourite artists has been a dream come true.
Earning international acclaim, Miró's work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind and a re-creation of the childlike. In numerous interviews, Miró expressed contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society, and declared an "assassination of painting" in favour of upsetting the visual elements of established painting.
"For me, a painting must give off sparks. It must dazzle like the beauty of a woman or a poem."
Miró transformed the world around him with an apparent simplicity of means, whether a symbol, the tracing of a finger or water on paper, a seemingly fragile line on the canvas, a line in the ground fused with fire, or an insignificant object paired with another. He conjured a world full of poetic transformations from these surprising juxtapositions and unusual marriages, restoring enchantment to the world. Something that the world of today needs more than ever.