Family connections motivated frequent visits to Venice, and he established strong ties to the city. His inquiring mind gradually led to a compositional and chromatic simplification verging on the essential. This was the period of his “painted atmospheres”, a magical world, once again on the boundary between fantasy and reality, reason and emotion. In those later years he inserted the human figure in his universe of Atmósferas [Atmospheres].
Since 2012, his work, based on observation, has taken on a new challenge to the imagination that questions everything, even existence itself. It was then that he began the series of ensueños or “reveries”, closely related to the conscious and unconscious.
In 2016 he received the Cross of Sant Jordi, the highest distinction awarded by the Government of Catalonia.