The Contemporary Art series was first issued in 2011 as a tribute to the great artists in Spain today. Antoni Tàpies, Manolo Valdés and Antonio López featured on previous stamps, and they are now joined by Miquel Barceló. The sheet depicts his work entitled Ça Va, created in 2004.
Miquel Barceló states that his love of painting started when he was very young, watching his mother paint: "There were always painting materials, books and pictures at home, so I have always been familiar with art." Early on, he began to study at the School of Art in Palma de Mallorca, and very quickly went on to the San Jordi Fine Arts School in Barcelona, although he hardly ever attended classes, preferring to be self-taught instead.
He created a huge ceramic altarpiece for Palma de Mallorca Cathedral depicting the miracle of the loaves and fishes, which was inaugurated in 2007. One of his best-known works is the decoration of the domed ceiling of the United Nations Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Known as the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room, it covers over 1.400 square metres and consists of thousands of stalactites. Painter, sculptor, potter and multi-faceted artist, Barceló has designed book covers, logos, posters and opera and theatre sets.