JOAN ESCUDÉ MONGUIÓ
c. Cànoves 55 . 08035 - Barcelona
Licensed in Fine Arts for the University of Barcelona, in the speciality of Sculpture.
1974-1980 - the first Exhibitions and diverses collaborations in Barcelona and New York.
1980-2012- 29 Individual Exhibitions in Barcelona, Badalona, Girona, Begur, Andorra, Vilafranca del Penedès, Tortosa, Paradors de Turisme of Catalunya, Sant Carles of the Ràpita, Amposta, Ulldecona, Sitges, etc.
Selected in 106 Collective Exhibitions in Madrid, Barcelona,Tarragona, Girona, Sitges, the Seu d'Urgell, Terrassa, Sabadell, Organyà, Vic, Vilanova i The Geltrú, Vilafranca del Penedès, Tortosa, Reus, Granollers, Igualada, Salt, Alcanar, Beziers (França), Sonoma (USA), San Francisco (USA), Quebec (Canada), Suïssa, Holguin (Cuba), Arucas (Canàries), etc.
- Member of Honor of the " The San Francisco Museum of Contemporany Hispanic Art ", USA.
1993 - Member of the Jury of the " International I Trobada D'Escultors de Calaf".
- 1st. reward EUROPE of the CIDEM, Catalunya's Autonomous government of Catalonia.
- Member of Honor of the " The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art ", USA.
- Exhibition of Engraving and accomplishment of Engravings in the Street, Holguin, VAT.
- Accomplishment of the Cinematographic Prizes " Golden waves ", 1997 2007.
1998 - 1er Prize of Sculpture "Abstracció" of " 2n Saló Internacional D'Arts Plàstiques ACEA ", Barcelona ' 97.
- Selected in the International Contest of Sculpture " Arucas's City ", (Canàries).
- Finalist in " 5é Premi d'Arts Plàstiques Club 9b ", Barcelona.
1999 – 1st. reward the most creative work and winner of the trophy of the Departament of Culture of Catalunya's Autonomous government of Catalonia in " 6è Premi d'Arts Plàstiques Club 9b ".
2001 - Finalist in " 2 º International Prize of Sculpture Elisa ", Vacarisses, Barcelona.
- Exhibition in the Museu de l'Ebre, Tortosa.
2007 - Inauguration of the monument " Of l'Assut to the Delta ", Tivenys, Tarragona.
- 2009 - Gran mural Centenari Col·legi Sagrada Família, Sant Carles de la Ràpita.
He has works in diverse Museums and Foundations Europa'sand USA.
Barcelona, december, 2012.
INDIVIDUAL RECENT EXHIBITIONS
1993.-* GALLERY CAN MARC, Begur.
* " INSINUACIONS MARINES ", Royal Nautical Club of Barcelona.
1994 - * PALAU OLIVER OF BOTELLER, Tortosa.
1995 - * "DERT". Gallery d'Art MAR. Barcelona
1996 - * PROJECTES ESCULTÒRICS TO THE BARCELONA OF 2000. Art Actual – Aula de lletres. Barcelona.
* "DIÀLEGS", Centres del Comerç of Tortosa.
* GALLERY XAMPANY, S. Carles de la Ràpita.
1998 - * ROOM D'EXPOSICIONS CAIXA OF TARRAGONA. Amposta.
* ROOM MARRIES OF CULTURE GIVE L'AJUNTAMENT D'ULLDECONA.
1999 - * PARADOR NACIONAL DEL CASTELL DE LA SUDA. Tortosa.
2000 - * GALLERY LLEONART. Barcelona.
2002 - * WORLD GALLERY-STELA BARCELONA. Sitges.
* VISIONS OF THE MEDITERRÀNIA. SALT - Girona.
2003 - * GRÀCIA - ROOM D'ART. Barcelona.
2004 - * ROOM D'EXPOSICIONS CAIXA OF TARRAGONA. Amposta.
2006 - * MUSEU DE L'EBRE. PONT DEL MILENARI. Tortosa.
2007 - * ROOM D'EXPOSICIONS CAIXA OF TARRAGONA. Amposta.
2012 - * GALERIA PERAGON. Cerdanyola.
* TALLER CINTA DALMAU. Tortosa.
VALUATIONS AND YOU CRITICIZE OF THE WORK
Joan Escudé has managed to unite the world of the abstract thing - the ideas - with the world of the concrete thing - the matter-; obtaining a "organic" work that provokes not only the pleasure of looking at at her but the need to caress her.
Julia Lopez, September, 1991
Joan Escudé is consolidating an alternative route of personal creation across the geometric formal experimentation combined with the contrast of properties of the different materials that he uses.
Joan Ll. Montané, September, 1991
In the process of creation we cannot forget her works of the 80, influence of her stay in New York, her sculptures pass of being aesthetic objects to sensual, her abstract forms realized in different types of marble are done to bring the spectator over to the reality of the sculpture.
J. L. Garcia Of Angela, 1992
He presents a work coherent and loaded with expressive content, with clear organic inspiration, which gives like proved pieces of great plastic beauty.
Laura Gómez, 1992
It is recomforting to contemplate Joan Escudé's sculptures when the artistic manifestations of the moment, with the unique intention of the aesthetic thing, almost do not leave place to the sensibility and create an emptiness of feelings.
Karin Stadtlander, March, 1993
All her works nowadays presented have a serenity, a sensibility and a harmony charming. There is discovered in her work presented now, that behind her there is a spirit full of sensibilities, full of love to the life, to the environment and to the expression of her poetical feeling across the marble.
Josep Maresme i Pedragosa, February, 1993
The sea, the wave, the tension and the noise remain caught in a polished form that synthesizes them.
Isabel Saludes, April, 1993.
Joan Escudé: alive Space.
Josep M. Cadena, September, 1994
Located about the dizziness of the century more innovator, Joan Escudé, sculptor tortosino, observes and thinks the world in which he lives, provoking a totally serious work, esencialidades new they are born of her hands, to think and to feel looking always for alive words.
F. Gonzàlez Cirer, December, 1994
Joan Escudé's rich expression along her career is the fruit of a worry that makes us think about her great curiosity, proper of the artist that he creates and risks constant, fleeing of the easy formula. he faces the resistance of every new material and wins with a great richness of forms.
Begoña Ferrer, May, 1995
The longing of purity and stylization, impregnated on the other hand with simplicity and vigorous force, forms Joan Escudé's sculptural works.
Roberto Rallo, May, 1998
Monumental sculptor. The spirit imposes on the matéria because of it worn out well that is.
Josep M. Cadena, May, 2000
I shielded he turns the natural element - the stone - into a being full of life, modal of that one that the artist has dreamed.
Robert Rallo, August, 2007