Self-taught artist Quim Bové was born in the Catalonia region of Spain where he became fluent in Spanish, French, Catalan and English. This multi-cultural background has deeply influenced Bové throughout his admirable career as a visual artist. He claims inspiration and influence from such diverse masters as Piero della Francesca (Early Italian Renaissance), El Greco (Spanish Mannerism), Diego Velazquez (Spanish Baroque), Jan Vermeer (Dutch Baroque), as well as the Modern Greats: Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Joan Miro, Mark Rothko, Robert Smithson and Ed Rusha. Bové worked as a window display director for Hermes in Southern France and Christian Dior in Barcelona, Spain before moving to the US to work with Saks Fifth Avenue. As a contemporary painter with such diverse influences and interests, Bové works toward an expression of personal concern in each piece. He is a visceral painter who seeks to transform into vivid visual form his feelings about human reactions to and within the universe. He represents the energy of these reactions through color, which he feels expresses the deepness of the human subconscious. Bové metaphorically compares his painting process to that of an alchemist looking for the philosophical stone. When he is painting, he permits himself to enter a trance-like state in which he becomes one with the piece in a mystical union. The physical action of painting is essential to Bové. He makes many careful sketches for each painting in order to methodically calculate everything, including the natural elements, that might modulate or act upon the painting (Bové, unlike many contemporary artists, does not like "the accident"). What Bové seeks to create in each work is a Sui Generis resulting in a work which constitutes a class of its own, something absolutely unique, of its own kind. He uses a color palette inspired by artists of the Italian Renaissance in order to achieve a resplendent, inner glow. To achieve this effect, Bové carefully blends and layers pigments and then unifies them with a high gloss, resin finish that adds an additional dimension. Technically, this final layer of resin is vital to Bové because it creates a reflection of the space around the painting and creates a unique dialogue (or dichotomy) between it and each viewer every time that viewer looks at the work anew. Bové is involved in a continual research process to discover the right contemporary vocabulary with which to express himself. He wants only to project beauty, energy, and the singular imprint of an artist who passionately loves the universe.
It is easy to understand why Bové's paintings strike such a resonating chord in his viewers that his work hangs in public and private collections in USA, England, Canada, Honk Kong, Andorra, Spain, France, He is represented in galleries in Atlanta, Sun Valley and Laguna Beach. Scottsdale and Denver.