OLOT, 1929-2018 Clapera Mayà
The landscape, central axis of its theme, was not for him a simple objective reality, but something with a life of its own that the artist must recreate according to his intuition and sensitivity.
Its main reason was the volcanoes, barns and scarecrows of the Olot field.
He was born in Olot in 1929. Between the ages of twelve and sixteen he was a student at the School of Fine Arts of Olot, but for family reasons he had to abandon his artistic studies for several years. In 1953 he re-entered the aforementioned School and expanded his training in drawing, painting, engraving and enamel under the teaching of Martí Casadevall and Pere Gussinyé. Towards the 1952 it was integrated in the Crater Group of Art.
After participating in several competitions, he held his first solo exhibition in 1961. It was at that time when, among other distinctions, he won two Silver Medals from the Provincial Council of Girona for the years 1959 and 1964. Towards 1967 he made a long trip , of study and work at the same time, that would take him to cross France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Great Britain.
In his artistic evolution, the critic has distinguished several stages within an essentially expressionist style. From end to end of the sixties his painting was almost cubist because of its structure and close to Fauvism because of its treatment of color; then, after 1970, the constructivist preoccupation was disappearing and, after skirting the frontier of abstraction, it drifted towards surrealism. The landscape, the central axis of its theme, is not a simple objective reality, but something with a life of its own that the artist must recreate according to his intuition and sensitivity.
He died in 2018 in the same city where he was born.