This year for the Arundel Festival and Gallery Trail Zimmer Stewart welcomes Felix Anaut back to the gallery.
Felix Anaut studied at the L’ecole de Montparnasse d’Art et Dessin” in Paris in 1978-79, and has lived in Madrid, Tangier, Ibiza, England, Belfast. In 1986 he became a member of the Association of Irish Artists. He currently lives in South West France.
In December 2003 Felix Anaut was awarded the "Career Recognition" award at the Florence Biennale 2003 and in 2006 was been listed by the Spanish national newspaper, El Mundo, in their annual year review as one of the most influential personalities in the Arts, 2005-2006 (alongside Antoni Tapies).
He has exhibited widely since 1978 and has had many solo and group exhibitions in France, Ireland, Spain, Italy, South Africa, Belgium, USA and the UK.
His most recent work concentrates on his interpretation of music, his “Visual Music” as he calls it, inspired from the Baroque period. These abstractions have led to recent exhibitions in London, and 'The Zaragoza Symphony', a large scale public exhibition in homage to his birth city, and which included a musical symphony inspired from Anaut's work, composed by the Spanish composer Gonzalo Alonso, with an aria (words written by Anaut) sung by the international soprano, Marta Almajano.
Over the last couple of years, in parallel to his painting, Anaut has also been developing his work with ceramics, painting very large scale one off pieces. For this he collaborates with Ceramicas Abio, in Huesca, Northern Spain. In 2015 at the Arundel Festival he will launch ceramic ‘editions’ - large chargers in small editions featuring his Visual Music artwork.
Works by Anaut are held in the collections of various museums, art institutions and many other public spaces most notably the British Museum, London; the Ulster Museum, Belfast; Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples and Musee Marzelles, France, to name but a few.