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RepresentationArt Revolution Taipei
Taipei, - De Schildercamer
Amsterdam, - El Claustre
Girona / Figueres, - Galeria Comas
Barcelona, - Josep Cruañas
WordPress - web, - Museo de Dibujo Julio Gavín
Castillo de Larrés, - Museu de l'Aquarel.la
Llança, - Sala Rusiñol
Sant Cugat del Valles, - Recent Blog PostsMy experience in the old Honfleur, 1974Posted on 3/3/2019 12:03:33 PMWhen Tuset Street was a party - Barcelon...Posted on 2/16/2019 6:50:48 AMMoments in the life of a painterPosted on 12/14/2018 3:04:09 PMAgrupació de Aquarel.listes de GironaPosted on 12/8/2018 7:10:52 AMMy watercolor palettePosted on 11/29/2018 6:02:01 AMLa Colla dels Dissabtes - Plein AirPosted on 11/25/2018 4:52:02 AMMaster class by the painter Josep Cruaña...Posted on 11/20/2018 10:31:11 AMTeaching and learning with school studen...Posted on 11/15/2018 12:19:45 PMPainting workshop at the College of Phys...Posted on 11/7/2018 12:25:52 PMRincon del canal - AmsterdamPosted on 11/6/2018 6:01:14 AMBiography
Josep Cruanas was born in 1942 in Maia de Montcal - Girona, Catalonia ( Spain )
During the decade of the seventies he is interested in all the isms of the moment, that is, those which were close to him like abstraction, surrealism and expressionism. The fact that he maintains relations with artists like Frederic Lloveras induces him to move away from these tendencies inclining towards a more personal impressionism, like Lloveras himself, and tends to a more geometric and graphic style of painting, evidently without obviating the colour. When Jordi Rodriguez Amat is referring to Cruanas' beginnings he points out that "he embraces a very personal representation of distorted urban spaces" where one observes even collapsed buildings, factories etc. Therefore, it is evident that his interest in urban spaces reveals itself since the very beginning and still is one of the principal characteristics in his works.
Now the moment has come to open up to the exterior and, therefore, he starts travelling throughout Europe. This allows him to get to know different places, unknown to him up to now, and represents new ways of understanding and captivating light and colour. He accompanies Lloveras on many of these journeys. Cruanas remembers discovering "northern landscapes, the range of grey shades and the lead-coloured skies" when he first visited London.
But it is not until the 80s that he will find his own pictorial space, because until then he was more interested in the isms that predominated the 20th century like abstraction, surrealism and expressionism. This can be verified when he represents the urban landscapes of different port and maritime cities, especially in the north of Europe, product of his travelling spirit which allows him to observe, as many times affirmed, what only the artist himself is able to grasp what for the rest of the [...]Read the rest of this bio on the
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