artist
Josep Guinovart
birth
Barcelona, Spain, 1927
death
Barcelona, Spain, 2007
see too
Guinovart i Bertran, Josep
last update
27-03-2024
Josep Guinovart began work in the family decorating business as a house painter, later studying at the Escola de Mestres Pintors and the Escola d’Arts i Oficis, Barcelona. In 1953 he went to Paris with a grant from the French Government. Returning to Spain, in 1954 he founded, together with other artists such as Antoni Tàpies and Joan-Josep Tharrats, the Taüll group, which brought together the avant-garde artists of the time. With a multi-faceted production (engraving, drawing, poster-making, painting, sculpture, stage design and tapestry, et al), and after an early figurative stage, from 1957 he engaged with large-scale abstraction, favouring matter paintings and the use of three-dimensional elements alien to conventional art. These works are close to assemblage and employ elements such as oil drums, burned wood, boxes and waste materials. As time passed, he returned to his earlier use of drawn outlines, initially delimiting areas of colour on the canvas or drawing calligraphies. The Informalism of Guinovart incorporated the Mediterranean landscape, suggested by hues such as blues and warm ochre, and other elements that evoke the countryside and the land. Many of these works also contain elements indicating his social and political involvement. Since the late fifties, Guinovart exhibited widely and also produced numerous public works in cities such as Palma de Mallorca, Castelldefels and Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Retrospectives of his work include those held at Centre Cultural Tecla Sala, Hospitalet de Llobregat (1990) and La Pedrera, Barcelona (2002). His work is included in many collections such as the Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany; Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, New York; and MACBA, Barcelona. Since 1994, his work has been exhibited permanently at the Foundation Espai Guinovart d’Agramunt (Lleida).
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La taula menorquina
1993
Josep Guinovart
Carpeta "XXV Artistes Catalans. Pavelló de Catalunya Expo'92"
1992
Rafael Bartolozzi
Llum sedàs
1988
Josep Guinovart
Les pedres a la boca
1983
Josep Guinovart
Com a cap
1982
Josep Guinovart
Fang 3
1982
Josep Guinovart
Barcelona
1981
Josep Guinovart
Maig-2
1980
Josep Guinovart
París
1979
Josep Guinovart
Berlin
1978
Josep Guinovart
L'ull
1976
Josep Guinovart
Cap a fora
1976
Josep Guinovart
Pedres i ocells
1976
Josep Guinovart
La formiga
1976
Josep Guinovart
ÓVALO
1964
Josep Guinovart
Collage del balancí (II)
1964
Josep Guinovart
Composició
1962
Josep Guinovart
Dibuix
1952
Josep Guinovart
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