Ramón Gaya (3344 words)


Ramón Gaya Pomés, a prolific painter and an occasional, but insightful, poet and essay writer, would describe himself as “a painter who writes”. Contrary to what this self-description may seem to indicate, for him, painting and literary production go hand in hand as they both stem from the same creative drive.

Gaya spent his life in search of a type of painting that would constitute a living metaphor for reality, but his poetry and essay-writing are just as central to his commitment as a creator. According to him, a true creator perceives the underlying substance of reality. Genuine art is only the one that conveys this substance and therefore exposes a naked and unencumbered reality, which is normally h…

Citation: Caballero Rodríguez, Beatriz. "Ramón Gaya". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 December 2020 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14503, accessed 01 December 2022.]

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