The painter Josep Navarro has died at the age of 91. The artist stood out as a member of the generation of art Catalan from the second half of the twentieth century.
The councilor of Culture of the Generalitat, Natàlia Garriga, has reminded him in a tweet this Friday. Garriga has glossed the figure of the artist, of which she has highlighted that he belonged “to the generation of the 50s, recognized for his curiosity and exploration of languages”. She has also highlighted his sensitivity towards “artistic initiatives linked to the Barcelona neighborhood of Ravalwhere he lived for years.
Navarro was born in France in 1931. In 2016, he received the Creu de Sant Jordi of the Generalitat, in recognition of his work with his own style. He transited from informalism material to the abstraction geometry, and from figurative language to compositional and chromatic simplification.
With the Creu de Sant Jordi, the Generalitat also recognized the investigation and knowledge of Navarro. The painter delved into pictorial techniques as the basis of his career, projected in Europe and America.