About Joseph Riera I Arago

Joseph Riera I Arago Sculpture

The playful creations of Spanish artist Joseph Riera I Arago present only the most essential elements of the objects from which they are derived - airplanes, submarines, boats and bows - in an effort to distill the inner energy and buoyancy found within these forms. Indeed, the static propeller blades and stationary wheels are not meant to evoke a new and functioning invention, but rather they intensify the viewer's involvement with each intriguing creation. "Riera I Arago's airplanes do not fly, their wheels do not turn any more than their propellers do. They do not attempt to trick us with facile effects: their movement lies in the head, in the eyes of the beholder who leaves his aesthetic feeling to the mercy of their lines and colors, of memories and dreams," writes Serge Fauchereau in his essay "Seizing Space."

Joseph Riera I Arago has exhibited in the United States with the Bill Lowe Gallery for several years. Additionally, he has shown his work extensively throughout Europe, including Spain, Germany, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Belgium. His work is included in the permanent collections of such respected institutions as the Musée d’Arles, Arles, France, Stadtische Museen, Heilbronn, Germany, Jonge Catalaanse Kunst, Fodor Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and PMMK Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Ostende, Belgium.

Joseph Riera I Arago Exhibit

BORN
1954 Barcelona, Spain

EDUCATION
1972 Barcelona University, Barcelona, Spain
1973 Sant Jordi Fine Arts School, Barcelona, Spain

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2001 The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2000 Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain
-- Galerie De Rijk, the Hague, Holland

1999 Galerie Boisserée, Cologne, France
-- Col-legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya, Girona, Spain

1998 Forjar el espacio, la escultura forjada del siglo XX, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
-- Galeria Joan Prats, Art Miami ’98, Miami, FL
-- Galeria Joan Prats, New York, NY
-- Galeria Era Bauró, Andorra
-- Galeria Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca
-- Galerie La Cité, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
-- Galerie De Rijk, the Hague, Holland
-- Galerie Franz Swetec, Darmstaad, Germany

1997 Galeria Arcadia Calzada, Olot, Girona, Spain
-- Galeria Horizon, Colera, Girona, Spain
-- Artline Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
-- Galerie Pro Arte, Freiburg, Germany -- Galerie Denise van de Velde, Kunst ’97, Zurich
-- Galerie Husstege, Hertogenbosch, Holland

1996 Cillida, Miró, Riera I Aragó, Tàpies, Galerie Franz Swetec, Dusseldorf, Germany
-- Galeria Garcés Velásquez, Bogotá, Colombia
-- Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain
-- Galerie Boisserée, Art Cologne ’96, France

1995 Hohenfluge ins Reich des Phantasie und des Zweifels at the Altes Kurhaus, Aachen, Germany
-- Katalanische kunst im Longhaus, Alsdorf, Germany
-- Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain
-- Galerie Marwan Hoss, Paris, France
-- Galeria Cyprus, Girona, Spain
-- Galerie Denise van de Velde, Aalst, Belgium
-- Galerie La Cité, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

1994 Oidonk 94 in Deinze, Belgium

1993 Katalanische Skulptur im 20 Jahrhundert, travels to the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisberg, Germany, the Stadtische Museen, Heilbronn, Germany, and the Kunstmuseum, Aarau, Switzerland
-- Galeria Rita Garcia, Valencia, Spain
-- Galerie Denise van de Velde, Aalst, Belgium
-- Galerie La Cité, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

1992 Galerie Denise van de Velde, Aalst, Belgium
-- Galerie Vera van Leer, Knokke, Belgium

1991 Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain
-- ARCO’91, Madrid, Spain
-- Galeria 13, Girona, Spain
-- Galerie Franz Swetec, Dusseldorf, Germany
-- Galerie Denise van de Velde, Aalst, Belgium
-- Galerie Vera van Leer, Knokke, Belgium

1990 Le Parallèle, CRDC, Nantes, France
-- La Vanguardia de l’Escultura Catalana, the Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain
-- Galerie Vera van Leer, Knokke, Belgium
-- Galerie La Cité, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

1989 Galerie Boisserée, Cologne, France
-- Galerie Boulakia, Paris, France

1988 Intramuros, Raffinerie du Plan K, Brussels, Germany
-- Escultura Espanola Actual, Palacio de Sástago, Saragossa, Spain
-- Escultura 88, Menédez Pelayo International University, Spain
-- Scirocco, the Adriana Borriello Dance Company, Barcelona, Spain
-- Galeria Columela, Madrid, Spain
-- Galeria Sebastia Petit, Lleida, Spain

1987 Extra!, Palau Robert, Barcelona, Spain br> -- Barcelona, Espais I Escultues, Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
-- Contemporary Artists of Catalonia, Jerusalem, Israel br> -- Galerie Denise van de Velde, Aalst, Belgium

1986 11 Espais, 11 Escultors, Palau Solleric de Palma de Mallorca, Girona, Spain
-- Catalunya Centre d’Art, Girona, Spain

1985 Nova cultura Catalana, traveling show organized by the Caixa de Barcelona
-- Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain

1984 Espai 10 at the Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
-- Impluvium at the Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
-- Bestia!, organized by the Generalitat (Autonomous Government), Caralonia, Spain
-- El Arte Narrativo, Tamayo Museum, Mexico

1983 II Salon de Otono, Barcelona, Spain

1981 The Institute of North American Studies, Barcelona, Spain

1980 Galeria Artema, Barcelona, Spain

SELECTED PERMANENT PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
D’ards d’Art, Musée d’Arles, France
PMMK Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Ostende, Belgium
Stadtische Museen, Heilbronn, Germany
Museum Van Bommel van Damm, Venlo, Holland
Musée d’Arles, Arles, France
Musée de Ceret, Ceret, France
Musée de Colliure, France
Imágenes en cajas, Tamayo Museum, Mexico
Jonge Catalaanse Kunst, Fodor Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

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