Acting as homage to his memories, Armenter based his rug design on a cosmopolitan mandala. Featuring a staircase or a spiral towards the centre, the pattern is inspired by Snakes and Ladders, a game where everything depends on chance.
Born in Las Palmas in a Catalan family, Armenter studied graphic design and art at the Escola Eina in Barcelona. The artist looks to Catalan informalism, emergent local conceptualism and pop for inspiration.
In 1980, Armenter moved to New York, to study at the School of Visual Arts with Milton Glaser (1981), and at the New York Academy (1982). Living in the East Village, he was curious about the influence of “pattern painting”, an ephemeral movement with a high impact on the urban scene of the legendary city, where graffiti and a new generation of artists proposed an early return to painting.
During the ‘90s, and a subsequent move to Los Angeles, his work takes on a colourful abstraction while experimenting with figurative representations. Barcelona is now his home, and his work can be found in collections around the world.