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Fundació Valvi presents 'Lectures, walks, trips' by Lluís Bosch Martí

Bosch Martí va experimentar fins a trobar un llenguatge propi, una plàstica que se situa en la tradició narrativa de Brughel, Rembrandt, Goya, Daumier i els muralistes mexicans

Fundació Valvi presents 'Lectures, walks, trips' by Lluís Bosch Martí

On November 14 at 7:00 p.m., the opening of the Valvi Foundation's new temporary exhibition Lectures, walks, trips by Lluís Bosch Martí (Girona, 1941) will take place in the Mercè Huerta art space and Sala Miquel Martí i Pol de the Foundation. The presentation will be given by Germina Bastardas, art historian and Maguí Noguer, director of the Valvi Foundation.

In reference to this exhibition, Germina Bastardas comments that "the first city that the artist painted was his own, Girona. With a style indebted to his master, Isidre Vicens. Views of the city, friendly landscapes, drawings of the markets, natural notes of anonymous characters, with a free and experimental stroke. And also travel, making your way through unknown landscapes and opening up to chance and adventure."

In this exhibition we can see the inks and watercolors on cardboard such as The Voyage of Ulysses or The Landscape of Sant Daniel, which is a gouache on paper and cardboard from 1960 and 1962.

Leaving the Girona landscapes behind, we can appreciate how Bosch Martí experimented until he found his own language, a plastic that is situated in the narrative tradition of Brughel, Rembrandt, Goya, Daumier and the Mexican muralists (Rivera, Siqueiros, Orozco), a direct language that prioritizes communication over show and with a clear expressionist tendency. From this period it is worth highlighting the work Women from Soweto/Johannesburg from 1990, the oil and collage on wood from 1988 Walter Benjamin in Dachau, an extermination camp or the portraits of Erasmus of Rotterdam or Puig Antich, etc. ... Bastardas points out that "Bosch Martí offers a profoundly bitter and tragic vision of the world" and claims a committed art (engagée), which reflects and actively engages in the social, political and moral issues of its time.

For his part, the critic Eudald Camps comments that "Bosch Martí's participation in collective exhibitions such as those of Estampa Popular (1967) or the creation, together with his friend Bep Marquès, of the Praxis group (1975) is well known ): on the occasion of its constitution, a "small manifesto" of Marxist resonances was drawn up in favor of a "collective, critical and popular" art.

Lluís Bosch Martí, artist and cultural activist Regarding Bosch Martí's professional career, we can say that he has worked as a painter, muralist, columnist and cultural activist. He has also been a press contributor to Presència, El Punt, Diari de Girona and Revista Bonart. At the end of the 1960s, he exhibited in the apse of the Palau-Sator church, created three ceramic murals at the Sarrià station in Barcelona, held individual exhibitions in the Fidel Aguilar Room and in the Rooms Municipalities of Girona and the Girona Art Museum. It is worth noting his creation of a large mural against the Iraq war in Anglès and Girona, or the large mural of the TV3 Marathon with the collaboration of Modest Cuixart, Josep Perpiñà, Arranz-Bravo and Assumpció Mateu. He also exhibited in Euskadi, in the town of Gernika-Lumoko in 2005 together with Pompeio Pasqual and Josep Perpiñà.

This exhibition at the Valvi Foundation can be visited until January 5, 2024 from Monday to Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. evening hours

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