Jordi Galí was born in Barcelona in 1944 and now lives and works in the Empordà. In the late sixties and early seventies, together with Antoni Llena, Àngel Jové and Sílvia Gubern, he was part of a particularly productive group that was open to ‘poor’ art and ephemeral art. Galí experimented with figuration close to Pop aesthetics, but with incursions into automatic drawing and the inclusion of ‘poor’ objects. His work hinted at the influences of counter-cultural movements that arose in the United States (including Burroughs, Marcuse and Ginsberg). Over time, he moved towards a more gestural and material pictorial practice.

He participated in several exhibitions of the emerging Conceptual and ‘poor’ art in Catalonia, including: Sala Amadís, Madrid, 1967; Jardí del Maduixer, 1968–69, with Àngel Jové, Sílvia Gubern and Antoni Llena (this is where these artists lived and worked); Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya, Barcelona, 1969; Aquitània gallery, Barcelona, 1970; and Petite Galerie, Lleida, 1968 and 1969.

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