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portrait de joaquim vicens gironella - © christian berst — art brut
Date 1911 — 1997
Pays Spain

Joaquim Vicens Gironella was born in Catalonia, near the French border. As most of his family worked as cork makers, he was initiated to the same craft and wrote articles and poems celebrating the qualities of cork oak for local press. In 1936 he became involved in the Spanish army. On 1939 he escaped to France where he was interned in a camp in Aude. After his liberation Gironella moved to Toulouse where he worked in a factory. Around 1941 he began sculpting cork. The director of the factory, René Lajus, asked him to lend him several sculptures for his office in Paris. In 1948, Jean Dubuffet, who was at the time still a wine merchant, visited him for a command of corks and fell in love with Gironella’s work. He decided to organize an exhibition of his carvings at the Foyer de l’Art Brut. Progressively, Gironella transformed his technique, creating in particular mural panels, inspired by themes linked to his native Catalonia, Muslim art, but also medieval representations.

Œuvres
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Double masque II  - © christian berst — art brut
Double masque II , 1980
51 x 62 cm
Sans titre - © christian berst — art brut
Sans titre, 1970
55 x 100 cm
double face - © christian berst — art brut
double face, 1980
36 x 75 cm
Expositions
The Museum of everything
Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania. Du 17 juin 2017 au 2 avril 2018.
Architectures
Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne. Du 13 novembre 2015 au 17 avril 2016.
PreTENse
at the Gallery. Du 12 septembre au 10 octobre 2015.
Art brut: breaking the boundaries
curator Christian Berst, Oliva Creative Factory, Sao Joao da Madeira, Portugal. Du 1 juin au 11 septembre 2014.
Collecting Madness
Outsider Art from the Damman Collection Volume #2, Prinzhorn Collection, Allemagne . Du 14 mars au 14 avril 2014.
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Joaquim Vincens Gironella
The spirit of cork, at the gallery. Du 27 avril au 2 juin 2007.
vue de l'exposition *soit dix ans : états intérieurs, exposition collective*, christian berst art brut, paris, 2015. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
Revue de presse
Arte bruta
Richard Treger, Raw Vision. Le 11 avril 2014.
They are n°1
Surface. Le 20 août 2010.
Joaquim Vincens Gironella : l'esprit du liège
Bénédicte Philippe, Télérama Sortir. Le 23 mai 2007.
Gironella pousse le bouchon
Animula Vagula. Le 22 avril 2007.
Collections
collection de l’Art brut
Switzerland
abcd collection
France
Treger Saint Silvestre collection
Portugal
Dammann collection
Switzerland
Museum del suro
Spain
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Musée du Liège
France
Joaquim Vicens Gironella

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