Sin título (1), 2002. PVC, 30 x 50 x 17 cm
La caja sensible, 2009. Iron, stainless steel, dibond and PVC, 230 x 237 x 110 cm
Semisotanos, Madrid: Galería Estampa, 1983
Femme fatale. Amores platónicos, s.l.: author’s edition, 2018
Project for the scenery and costumes of the opera «Der Freischütz (El cazador furtivo)», 1993
2,400 works of art, publications and documents.
(Santander, 1949). A painter, illustrator and writer, Gruber was awarded Spain’s ‘City of Oviedo’ National Scenography Prize for the costume and set design of the opera Der Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber. He studied at the School of Civil Engineering of the University of Cantabria, which he abandoned in 1969 to enrol at the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid, before going on to study engraving. He is the author of the novel El devorador íntimo (2013).
Gruber took part in various art fairs such as Art Basel, Art Cologne, FIAC and ARCO, and his work can be found in museums and collections including Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), Artium (Vitoria), Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Santander y Cantabria (Santander), Fundación Juan March (Madrid), the Spanish National Library (Madrid), Barends Collection (Amsterdam), Museo de Arte Abstracto (Cuenca), Musée des Beaux-Arts (Bordeaux), Fundación Coca-Cola Collection, Caja Madrid Collection, Fundació Cultural Fran Laurel (Barcelona), Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias (Oviedo), University of Cantabria Collection (Santander), and Nordstern Allgemeine Versicherung AG Collection (Germany). Critics such as Javier Barón, Santiago Amón, Miguel Fernández Cid, Francisco Calvo Serraller, Juan Manuel Bonet, Fernando Huici and Fernando Castro, among others, have written about his work.
The Eduardo Gruber collection is composed of catalogues, graphic work, artist books, designs, unexecuted projects, urban projects, documentation on the costume and set design of the opera Der Freischütz, sketches, mock-ups, posters, photographs, cards, audiovisual material, engraved plates, reviews, texts and original works by Gruber himself.