BARCELONA.- Recent works by Antoni Tàpies can be seen at Toni Tàpies Gallery, owned by the son of the Contemporary Spanish artist. This new exhibition gathers 17 new paintings, some of them in large format, but all of which take on the theme that has surrounded the artist since many years ago: symbols and signs. Almost of all of the works have been created during his stay at Campins, at the foot of Montseny. A new element in these recent works is the use of marble powder, which adds substance to the paintings, together with collages and mixed media. At 86, Tàpies said about his Works: It is the same Tàpies, but more synthesized, more condensed. Antoni Tàpies is one of the famous artists of European abstract expressionism. After studying law for 3 years, he devoted himself from 1943 onwards only to his painting. He is perhaps the best-known Catalan artist to emerge in the period since the Second World War.