Sinuous lines, impossible shapes and brilliant paintings are what you will find in the Studio Weil (studioweil.com), the most wonderful work that the American artist Barbara Weil has left in Majorca. It is the island where Weil developed her greatest painting techniques.
“As I belong to the American post-war generation it was natural for me to begin with abstract expressionism. I then moved to representational figures within an abstract setting, documenting an unconscious thought-process, an automatism.”
In 1972 Weil settled permanently in the Port d’Andratx, after visiting the island for the first time in 1967. And she did not step on Majorcan lands like any other visitor, but came aboard a yacht, traveling from Holland to Majorca. From that moment, Weil began to fall in love with the island, like so many other artists throughout history.
“A home for art” is what the Studio Weil was for the artist. She created the building together with the prestigious architect Daniel Libeskind in 2003. Its design was inspired by Weil’s work. The architecture of Libeskind perfectly complements Barbara’s art, giving her work the space to become the true protagonists of the place.
You will find the Studio Weil in the San Carlos Road, number 20 of the Puerto de Andratx. It is a white building, decorated with colorful sculptures. Without a doubt, it is a building that does not go unnoticed. From the entrance it lets us catch a glimpse of the magical world that is kept between its walls and gardens. You can visit the Studio Weil by arranging an appointment from its website studioweil.com.
On January 19, 2018 the artist Barbara Weil passed away, leaving us great memories that will remain sculpted in the Port d’Andratx for many decades.
P: Stela Sabater – P: Lars Gräbner