Since many years ago I used to think about places where my painting idols got inspiration. One of them is Antoni Tàpies refuge in Campins, a little place in the Montseny forest, close to Barcelona.
Many weeks ago I dedice to visit Campins to understand a little bit more the enviroment of inspiration Antoni Tàpies was used to feel. After a little bit more than one hour from Sitges, I arrived to Campins followed by my wife Mafer and my dog “Cel” ready to breath something special.
After consulting a couple of web sites I discovered directions to find “Mas Tàpies” in a very peculiar place leaving the hidden forest in Campins.
The house is a century XV masia with a huge garden close to the private forest. The enviroment is absolutely incredible under my point of view and a place full of peace to create anything. It’s not easy to keep the right path to find the place full of pretty corners. The smell of french lavander and many other mediterranean flowers surrounds us completely.
Inside the masia you can find a huge number of farming tools and a water hole. Between the main door and the studio you can see a huge wall of bamboos in front of a very familiar corner with a wooden table and a huge barbecue full of bruswood.
Antoni Tàpies masterpieces was created in this enviroment since 60’s. In the heart of the nature the inspiration almost zen of the enviroment drives most of the artist creations since the acquired the masia in the late 60’s.
I felt a huge emotion walking around the paths and enjoying the views that inspired Tapies for many years. The green color of the forest, coloured flowers and the huge strength of nature in front of the home creates the perfect enviroment to keep calm in front of next step of peace or movement.
Walking in a path close the home I found a piece of wood (probably a very old door or something like that) and I picked it up with the intention to create something based in this place in honor to him.
I’m thinking to create an artwork just thinking on him.