The Art of Travel: Espacio Micus Gallery, Ibiza

The Art of Travel: Espacio Micus Gallery, Ibiza

in 1925 in Germany, the abstract artist Eduard Micus lived
for several years in a cabin on the woodland outskirts of Höxter,
in the north-west of Germany, painting from morning to evening.

In 1948, the artist moved to Stuttgart and exhibited his work
alongside that of Emil Nolde, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and Erich
Heckel. He was fortunate in becoming the student of Willi
Baumeister at the Stuttgart Art Academy for four
years. In the late 50s, Micus found himself among a group of
architects, forging plans for houses, cities and walls. He built
chairs, made pottery and developed wood carvings. He experimented
with colour, plastic, cloth and threads. Micus built stairs out of
steel and sculptures with forms that appeared human when moved by
the wind.

Fuelled by a desire to retreat from the political conflicts
surrounding art, the artist moved to Ibiza
in 1972. In Jesus, towards the south of the island, he built an
ambitious space that was his home, studio and showroom for many
years. After Micus’s death, his daughter, Katja, turned the
building into a gallery, Espacio Micus, to display her
father’s artworks, as well as to introduce exhibitions throughout
the season by internationally recognised contemporary artists.

Katja kindly allowed me to take photos of the wonderful Espacio

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