• Amador

  • Silencis, 2017
    Pigmente und Epoxid auf Leinwand, 114 x 195 cm

  • Nocturn, 2020
    Epoxidharz und Kohlefaser, 61 x 49 cm
  • Laberint, 2020
    Öl und Acryl auf Papier, 108 x 253 cm
  • Auf dem Weg ins Licht, 2007
    Poliuretan und Polyesterharz
  • Clons, 2004
    Polyesterharz, 71 x 47 x 46 cm
  • Ascenions, 2004
    Polyesterharz, 230 x 172 x 30 cm
  • Germinacions, 2003
    Bronze, Installation im Kunstmuseum Bonn
  • Creuer, 2009
    Polyester, 150 x 150 cm
  • ST 2 esculturas, 2009
    Epoxid und Carbonfaser, 220 x 160 x 12 cm
  • Vigies, 2004
    Polioretan und Polyesterharz


Amador comes from Mallorca, where he was born in Pollensa in 1957. He has been exhibiting worldwide since 1978 and is represented at the most important international art fairs. Some of his exhibitions have been spectacular. For example, "Fluctuations" at the Georg-Kolbe-Museum in Berlin (2005) and "Temple de Cel" at the Esglésoa de Convent de Sant Domingo, Pollensa, Mallorca (2007).

The creation myth plays a major role in many of Amador's works. His dialog partner is often the earth itself, the soil. Some of his works were created by pouring a mold into the earth. Some inclusions may remain, like insects trapped in amber. The abstract structure of the reliefs, the translucent character of the material (sometimes dyed), the direct relationship to the earth and the relics of reality are points of reference in a finely spun web of relationships. These mark nodes in a network of great associative power.

This is about the creation of God, the god-like creative power of the artist (which was already a theme for Albrecht Dürer), the myth of Mother Earth and so on. The explicit reference to creation gives Amador's work a theological dimension that embeds it firmly in a tradition of the history of ideas. This is also an element of reconstruction, above all because he does not directly quote any iconographic elements.
His human figures, large and small, appear to be in the process of being created, even though they already exist. And this in turn represents a reconstruction of the creative process. However, the theological dimension does not refer to a specific religion.
Amador has also created large-format reliefs in which figures appear because the material is colored - an allusion to the possibilities of becoming.

In some works, Amador uses his characteristically shaped figures to populate an otherwise undefined pictorial space. This sometimes echoes the pixel structure of computerized images because it is made of wide-striped (and often silvery) fabric. A similar material was also the image carrier for works with processed photographs, bridging the gap between the pointillists and contemporary media.

Francesco Fiol Amengual, Minister of Education and Culture of the Balearic Government, said in a speech about Amador: "The human family that he creates in his works is the result of an intense ... study, because there is no doubt that what we call culture and attribute to conceptual thought involves numerous and complex aspects of individual behavior. ... The people depicted in his works represent individuals immersed in their own being, who bear witness to the legacy of early civilizations and are thus attributed to diversification and innovation - which means nothing other than building a bridge between the past and the future via this unyielding present."

In his latest exposició Amador reflects, among other things, on the dramatic situation in which there are thousands of children of people who have been obliged to leave their homes ...

Amador, 2005 © Photo, Samuelis Baumgarte Gallery; quote, Antoni Ferrer, 2017


Museum and single exhibitions (selection)


En dialogo: Museo y colección' at Museu Es Baluard, Palma de Mallorca (till May 5th, 2024)

Museu Casa Natal Costa i Llobera, Pollença, Mallorca (current)

Grafica Contemporanea. Edicions Maior: 25 anys’ at the Sala Josep Renau, at the Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain.

Permanent work at Fundación Coster Art i Natura, Pollença, Mallorca


Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Collective exhibition ‘Esculturas de la colección Circa XX’, IAACC Pablo Serrano, Zaragoza, Spain


Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern, Palma de Mallorca, Spain


‘Desde la otra orilla’, MAD Antequera, Málaga


Vierzig! Kunstverein Eisenturm


Kunst hoch 3, Kunstverein Eisenturm


“Temple de Cel”, (Temple of the Sky) Centre of Contemporaneous Art, Málaga


"Fronteres", 9ª Bienal de La Habana. Casa de África. La Habana, Cuba


Fluctuacions, Georg-Kolbe-Museum, Berlin


AENA Colección Arte Contemporáneo, Sala Fundación Caja Vital Kutxa Vitoria

Viegis, Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, Palma de Mallorca


Fackelherz & Falkenrot, Georg-Kolbe-Museum, Berlin

Com es fan les imatges. Das Mallorca Atelier, Kunstmuseum Bonn

Fusión.Binomio, arte y empresa, Atkearney, Madrid

Derives, Palacete del Embarcadero, Santander


Casas y Ciudades, Museo International de Arte Contemporáneo, Lanzarote

Cinquanta anys d´artistes i poetes, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca

AENA, Colección de Arte Contemporáneo

Museo Pablo Serrano, Zaragoza


Kunstverein Talstrasse, Halle/Saale

Pabellón de Mixtos, Ciudadela de Pamplona