- VILADECANS JOAN PERE
JOAN PERE VILADECANS, Barcelona, 1948. He stopped studying at a young age and began to work. All the while he fought vigorously to gain culture; he was interested in poetry and the plastic arts, which would eventually lead him to discover painting. He held his first individual exhibition at an art gallery in 1969, at the Sala Gaspar, which he would repeat in 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980, 1988 and 1992. Around the same time, his art became known in Germany through the Dreiseitel Gallery in Cologne, with exhibitions in 1971, 1974, 1976, 1980 and 1990. Since the beginning he had a great need to be in contact with the highest cultural society in Barcelona, and early on he made such friends as Salvador Espriu and Joan Brossa. In the 1970s and 1980s his work was shown in galleries in Europe and New York. His work changed in 1990, when he began to create pieces on paper with many different materials like India ink, oxides, resin, fish blood, sea water, iodine and squid ink. In 1994 and 1996 he would hold two exhibitions at the Galeria Joan Gasper. These were followed by two travelling exhibitions: A natural history (1998 – 2000) exhibited in the Zoological Museum of Barcelona, Fundació Caixa in Manresa and the Chateau de Bellegarde, Le Perthus, France; and 365 days in Viladecans (1999 – 2000), which was shown at the Centre d’Art Santa Mònica in Barcelona and in the Centro Cultural del Conde Duque in Madrid. Recently in 2007, he exhibited at the Galeria Joan Gaspar in Barcelona and Madrid.