Jordi Mercadé Farrés (Barcelona, 1923 - 2005) - Aves en el gallinero

Jordi Mercadé Farrés (Barcelona, 1923 - 2005) - Aves en el gallinero
Huile sur toile - Signé à la main - c.1970

The painting is signed Jordi in the upper part

The painting is framed

It is in good condition

Dimensions of the painting: 23 cm height x 35 cm width

Dimensions of the painting (framed): 33 cm height x 46 cm width

The son of painter and goldsmith Jaume Mercadé (1887-1967), he was born in Barcelona in 1923 and he studied at Ramon Rogent’s workshop, where he met Joan Ponç, who introduced him to the avant-garde movements. Initially Cezannian and Cubist in its concept and construction, his painting evolved into an abstraction of strong calligraphic gesture, full of passion and energy that over the years mitigated little by little, even if it maintained an expressionist imprint.

But Jordi was more than just a painter, he was someone who lived his time intensely, with passion and bohemian spirit: in 1946, and together with Arnau Puig, Brossa, Ponç, Boadella and Tormo, he created the renovated magazine Algol; in 1948 he was a promoter member of the Saló d'Octubre and he settled in Paris, where he resided until 1954, with a scholarship awarded by the French Government. On his return to Barcelona he exhibited at the Galeria Syra and he participated with Aleu, Guinovart, Cuixart, Muixart, Tharrats and Tàpies in the foundation of the short-lived Taüll group, the only (photographic) moment where the most outstanding figures of Catalan abstraction coincided. From then on he held multiple individual and collective exhibitions in Barcelona, Madrid, Zaragoza, Milan, Bern, etc., he promoted the Saló de Maig and represented Spain in the Biennials of Sao Paulo, Alexandria and in the Parisian salons "Des jeunes peintres ", "Nationale des Beaux Arts" and "Indépendents", a dynamism that still manifested in the eighties, when next to J. J. Tharrats, he supported the birth of the Associació Catalana d'Artistes Plàstics.

His last public appearance as an artist was in 1999 with the exhibition La pintura com a hiptesi d'existáncia, curated by Assumpta Rosés, which through 80 paintings offered a retrospective view of his career and which was presented at the Centre d'Art Santa Monica of Barcelona and the Museu de Valls, due to the parental ties that linked him to this town of the Alt Camp.

A particularly interesting career in the forties and fifties because it embodied the transition from figuration to abstraction, treated by prominent critics such as, among others, Sebastio Gasch, Arnau Puig, Santos Torroella, Alberto del Castillo, Maria Llusa Borrs, Rodríguez Aguilera, Gaya Nuño, J. E. Circlot or C. Areán who however, could not prevent that -in spite of being the protagonist of a historic moment- Jordi's contribution was blurred in contemporary arthigraphy, to which perhaps his own negligence also contributed.

Informations du lot
Jordi Mercadé Farrés (Barcelona, 1923 - 2005)
Titre de l'œuvre d'art
Aves en el gallinero
Huile sur toile
Signé à la main
Dans l'ensemble en bon état
Vente avec cadre
Taille de l’image
23×35 cm
Dimensions totales
33×46×4 cm
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