Avant-garde artist Gerard Sala dies in Sant Joan de les Abadesses at age 82

Avant-garde artist Gerard Sala dies in Sant Joan de les Abadesses at age 82

the artist Gerard Sala and Rossello He died at the age of 82. Saint Joan of Arc (Ripollès), as reported by the Canals Art Gallery in Sant Cugat del Vallès.

Born in Tona in 1942, Sala was a key figure in the country’s avant-garde art scene. An honorary professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona, ​​he has had nearly 50 solo exhibitions and participated in more than a hundred group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally. His work, which includes painting, engraving, sculpture and poetry, is known for its depth and provocative power.

Sala was born in Tuna (Osuna) on March 9, 1942. He spent his childhood in Palma de Mallorca. He currently lives between Badalona and Sant Joan de les Abadesses, where his studio is located.

He studied painting at the Massana School, the Sant Jordi School of Fine Arts and the Mural Painting School of Sant Cugat del Vallès. Since 1979 he has been a professor in the Painting Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona where he was an honorary professor. In 1985 he completed his doctoral thesis entitled “The Environment” based on his own work.

He has had nearly 50 solo exhibitions and participated in more than a hundred group exhibitions, most of them in Catalonia, although on occasion his works have been shown in Spain (Madrid, Seville, Bilbao, Ibiza, Zaragoza, Palma de Mallorca) and abroad (Germany, Sweden, USA, Israel, Uruguay, Chile, Italy).

Gerard Sala devoted himself mainly to painting, although he also cultivated some other artistic fields such as engraving, lithography, sculpture, murals, posters, scenography, stamps and poetry. He has works in the Badalona Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Ibiza, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Seville, MACBA, Fundación Juan March, Fundación Lluís Companys, Fundación EINA, Fundación Vilacasas, Testimony de La Caixa Collection, University of Barcelona Collection, “Diari Avui” Collection, Banca Catalana Collection, Banc de Sabadell Collection, FC Barcelona Collection, Caixa de Girona Collection.

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