Eduardo Arranz-Bravo: life and works

By Gwylym Owen

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Eduardo Arranz-Bravo is a Spanish painter, born in Barcelona, Spain in 1941.

Arranz-Bravo studied at the San Jorge Fine Arts School in Barcelona from 1959 to 1962.

In 1961, he held his first individual exhibition, “15 paintings by Arranz”, in the Club Universitario de Barcelona. The exhibition that brought him admission from the Barcelona critics was that organized by the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona in 1962. Between 1968 and 1970, he was allowance of a charity of artists consisting of Gerard Sala, Robert Llimós and Rafael Lozano Bartolozzi, with whom he continued to collaborate until 1982, alternating between mass and individual exhibitions. His right to use with these artists influenced his beforehand work. Arranz-Bravo’s early decree was abstract and moved towards further figuration and pop art. All the artists, however, continued past their own put on an act at the same time. He worked together afterward Bartolozzi upon the mural at the factory Tipel in Parets del Vallès (1968), in a hotel establishment in Magalluf (1973), on the façade of the Barcelona International Centre of Photography (1978) and in the house of Camilo José Cela in Mallorca (1979), and in addition to took allowance in the exhibitions held in the Bleu gallery in Stockholm (1971), where his Tauromaquias series was presented, “Sketches and marble sculptures”, in the Gaspar gallery in Barcelona (1973, 1977 and 1979), at the Vandrés gallery in Madrid (1975 and 1980) and at the Tinell Exhibition Centre in Barcelona (1979): “Mides universals”. They also organized events, published books, sculptures and wooden structures. In 1981 he gave his first individual exhibition. In 1982, he presented his series Abraçades at the Miguel Marcos gallery in Zaragoza and in 1983 he held an anthological exhibition of his performance at the Gaspar Exhibition Centre in Barcelona. Between 1986 and 1988 he created a series of lithographs called La Casa, he painted the Pantòcrator, and worked as artistic director in the films by Jaime Camino El balcón abierto and Luces y sombras. He took allowance in the Eighth Salón de Mayo (at the old Santa Cruz Hospital in Barcelona, 1964) and in the exhibitions Muestra de Arte Nuevo (MAN), Barcelona 1971; Picasso 90 (Louvre Museum, 1971), Experiencias conceptuales (Escola Eina in Barcelona, 1971–72), Miró 80 (Mallorca 1973-74), Artistas de Cataluña. Entre el Dau al Set y los conceptuales (Santillana del Mar, 1974), 15 años de la Casa del siglo XV (Segovia, 1978), Els artistes i el seu pas per Eina (Trece de Barcelona Gallery, 1980) and Mosaico 1983 (Madrid), among others. From 1986 to 1988 he exhibited in several cities in Spain and abroad, such as Madrid, Amsterdam, Paris and Rio de Janeiro. In 1989 he presented an exhibition of his put it on of the previous three years in the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo and an anthological exhibition in the Palau Robert in Barcelona. In 1992 he held an anthological exhibition at the Imperial Palace of Rio de Janeiro, where in the past representing Spain, only Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró had exhibited. He exhibits at the Pavilion of Catalonia at the World Expo in Seville. In 1998 had his first exhibition at the Franklin Bowles Galleries in New York, where he began an intense collaboration later than this gallery, which introduced his work roughly speaking the world. Exhibitions in Barcelona, Segovia, Bilbao and Bad Honnef. He presents the Faith series at the Reina Sofia National Art Center Museum in Madrid. He exhibits once again in Germany, this epoch in Freiburg. He created the set for From the Cradle to the Chair by the Bench, by Martí Peraferrer at the Sala Muntaner in Barcelona. In 2010 He holds his annual exhibitions at the Franklin Bowles Galleries in San Francisco and New York. He as well as exhibits in Rome, at the Edieuropa Gallery, as skillfully as in the city of Barcelona, at the Àmbit Gallery and at the Vall d’Hebron Hospital. At the thesame time, the Arranz-Bravo Foundation organizes the thematic exhibitions, Arranz-Bravo: Impacts and Arranz-Bravo. Self-portraits. In 2014 is his first exhibition in China, by the Liu Fine Arts Gallery. At the similar time, he with held his first solo exhibition in Moscow. Two years later he exhibited at the Cervantes Institute in Moscow as skillfully as at the Franklin Bowles Galleries in New York and San Francisco. The Arranz-Bravo Foundation organizes Arranz-Bravo. Drawing in action, a review of the uses and techniques used in the discipline of drawing. In 2020, the restoration of the painting of the Tipel Factory in Parets del Vallès is completed, which began in the summer of 2019.

In his ahead of time figurative appear in and neo-figurative feat after 1967, he tried to represent objector day man with his problems, fears, isolation, worries and repressions. He along with participated in the 39th Venice Biennale in 1980 and he has received several awards. He has made marble, bronze and ceramic sculptures, some of which he presented in the Gaspar Exhibition Centre in Barcelona in 1983. His be in L´acodillora (1985) stands upon the Rambla of Hospitalet de Llobregat. He has received, among new awards, that of the Second Bienal Internacional del Deporte; the Figure honor in the Biennial Estrada Saladich, and the Inglada-Guillot rave review for Drawing. His works are exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in Madrid (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía), in the Fine Arts Museum in Vitoria, in the São Paulo Museum and in the Seville Museum. Also in fall of 2019, this Spanish performer would be designing the hull art for Norwegian Encore.

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