artist
Joan Hernández Pijuan
birth
Barcelona, Spain, 1931
death
Barcelona, Spain, 2005
last update
22-07-2024
Joan Hernández Pijuan studied at the Escola d’Arts i Oficis de la Llotja and the Escola de Belles Arts, Barcelona, and in 1957 moved to Paris, where he studied engraving and lithography at the École des Beaux-Arts. Although his early work was close to gestural expressionism, he soon adopted a geometric figuration dominated by colour fields and by the presence of solitary objects such as fruit, glasses, eggs and scissors. Treated with elegance and mysticism, colour was always central to his work. On a smooth ground with passages of grey and green, Hernández Pijuan incorporated elements and mathematical references such as grids or metric tapes. Colour strips, tonal gradation, transparencies, textures and resonant light are all elements that typify the artist's work, which in the eighties incorporated elements such as the profile of a cypress, the furrows of the plough or the shape of a leaf, without ever abandoning abstraction. In the late eighties, Hernández Pijuan returned to Informalism, eventually developing a style of painting characterised exclusively by the use of a black-and-white palette. Atmospheric though austere, the work becomes an exercise in spirituality and inner contemplation. He also continued his work as a printmaker, producing carefully executed, monochromatic grids in series. Following his first solo exhibition at the Museu de Mataró in 1955, he exhibited throughout Spain and internationally. His numerous retrospectives include those at the Centre Cultural Tecla Sala, Hospitalet de Llobregat (1992), Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (1993), MACBA, Barcelona (2003) and Museum of Modern Art, Moscow (2011). His work features in the collections of Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; National Gallery, Montreal; Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires; Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; and MACBA, Barcelona, among others.
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Carpeta "XXV Artistes Catalans. Pavelló de Catalunya Expo'92"
1992
Rafael Bartolozzi
Núvol blanc III
1991
Joan Hernández Pijuan
Arbre a la Segarra
1991
Joan Hernández Pijuan
Triangle lliri
1987
Joan Hernández Pijuan
Sobre gris
1985
Joan Hernández Pijuan
Planta a l'interior número 3
1984
Joan Hernández Pijuan
Buguenvíl·lees a Son Servera
1982
Joan Hernández Pijuan
1-2-3
1977
Joan Hernández Pijuan
Paisatge acotació 62
1977
Joan Hernández Pijuan
[Gravat]
1959
Joan Hernández Pijuan
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documents
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Joan Hernández Pijuan. Tornant a un lloc conegut, 1972-2002 [Reportatge fotogràfic exposició en itinerància]
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18-6-2003 - 14-9-2003
Joan Hernández Pijuan. Tornant a un lloc conegut, 1972-2002 [Reportatge fotogràfic exposició]
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22-1-2003 - 23-3-2003
La pintura de fons -- Joan Hernández Pijuan. Tornant a un lloc conegut, 1972-2002 [Enregistrament audiovisual activitat]
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22-1-2003
Hernández Pijuan
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[2002?]
La restauració del cor / Miquel Alzueta, poemes ; Joan Hernández Pijuan, gravats en fusta
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1987
La restauració del cor / Miquel Alzueta, poemes ; Joan Hernández Pijuan, gravats en fusta
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1987
Grups Dau al Set, Sílex
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1984
Grups Dau al Set, Sílex
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1984
Hernández Pijuan : auguades, dibuixos, aquarel·les : 9 març / Galeria Ciento
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[1976]
Hernández Pijuan : auguades, dibuixos, aquarel·les : 9 març / Galeria Ciento
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[1976]
Esbós / Joan Hernández Pijuan
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1973
Esbós / Joan Hernández Pijuan
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1973
Esbós / Joan Hernández Pijuan
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1973
Esbós / Joan Hernández Pijuan
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1973
Esbós / Joan Hernández Pijuan
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1973
Esbós / Joan Hernández Pijuan
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1973
Esbós / Joan Hernández Pijuan
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1973
0 figura : el objeto / [realización: J. Hernández Pijuán, R.Santos Torroella, J.J.Tharrats, J.Vilacasas]
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1961
0 figura : Homenaje informal a Velázquez / [realización, J. Hernández Pijuán, R. Santos Torroella, J. J.Tharrats, J. Vilacasas]
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1960