John March. "Recent Work" at Richard Vanderaa Gallery

John March. "Recent Work" at Richard Vanderaa Gallery
bonart cadaqués - 05/06/23

From June 3, the Richard Vanderaa gallery in Cadaqués presents its new temporary exhibition entitled Joan March. Recent work, which shows the artist's small-format work made in the last two years, showing his spontaneous expressionism born of comics, free of any rules, norms or (self) censorship.

Joan March i Zuriguel is a Catalan painter born in Granollers in 1952 and a creator of comics belonging to the spoiled third generation or generation of the 70s of the Bruguera School, alongside authors such as Casanyes, Esegé, the Freixe brothers, Rovira or Rafael Vaquer.

In 1970 he was hired by the Bruguera publishing house, starting to illustrate jokes and as Escobar's inker. A year later he created his first characters for the comics Din Dan (Ruperto, Calixto y Damián) and Pulgarcito (Ataúlfo y Gedeón, La Família Potosí), at the same time as he began to collaborate with other publishing houses. Thus, Gaseta Junior, where he created Don Menovell, and Strong from Argos publishing house.

In 1974 he left the medium to devote himself to painting for four years. He then returned to Bruguera and created El Mini Rei, his most successful series, for Mortadelo and Ambrosio Carabino.

March also exhibited sporadically in Barcelona (Dau al Set gallery) and created other series such as Tranqui y Tronco (1986), Maxtron (1987) in Pulgarcito, Tots estem bojos (1989) in Superlópez and Els Peláez in Zipi and Zape Extra ( 1994).

In much of his work we can appreciate his criticism of economic, political, artistic, religious power and the media. The exhibition will be open until June 25 and can be visited on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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