Joan Hernández Pijuán


    • Male
    • Painter
    • Neoconceptual

    About the artist

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    Joan Hernández Pijuan (Barcelona 1931-2005) was a Spanish painter.

    Was born in Barcelona in 1931. He studied at the escuela Llotja, school of Arts and crafts in Barcelona and at the escuela de Bellas Artes de Sant Jordi in Barcelona between 1952 and 1956. In 1953 he made his first exhibition showing an expressionist style with existential resonance. The Municipal Museum of Mataró hosted his first solo exhibition in 1955 and shortly afterwards was one of the founders of the "Flint Group" together with Carles Planell, Eduard Alcoy and Lazarus and Josep Maria Rovira and cottage cheese.

    In 1957 moved to Paris where he studied engraving and lithography at the school of fine arts, adopting a geometric figuration which include solitary items (fruit, drinks, eggs, etc) on funds and smooth fields of bands of grey and green colours including mathematical elements such as gridswhich suggest a magical atmosphere. Until the mid-1980s not again informalism. His work starts to be characterised by the use of a palette of only black and white.

    Since 1977 worked as a teacher at the school of fine arts of Sant Jordi of Barcelona, combining his creative activity with his teaching. From 1980 he was part of the Commission's activities of the Miró Foundation in Barcelona. In 1989 went on to occupy the post of Professor of painting at the Faculty of fine arts of the University of Barcelona, where in 1992 was appointed Dean. Since 1997 it was academic fine arts.

    In 1993 the national Centro de Arte Reina Sofia held an anthological exhibition called 'Spaces of silence'.

    Dies on December 28 of 2005.5 in 2011, the Museum of modern art in Moscow held an exhibition entitled Retrospective on his work.

    Source: Wikipedia