Artist Statement

Òscar Garriga ‘Coragre’ Multifaceted Artist, Catalonia 1961

Creating his artistic universe at the first years 60. With only some few winters illustrates the Catalan popular tale -Patufet- at the school. At the 70 of the hand of the cartoonist Antoni Aynè TBO inducts his first pass at the world of the drawing and the comic, to pursue his surveys -at full teenage rebellion- at the Escola Massana of Barcelona- where learns painting and engraving at the etching- is when wins his timidity that commences at taking part at contests, fairs and expositions showing his ironic and surrealist character -at a time at that the finale of the dictatorship is present at any corner of the country, in spite of lacking still the sufficient liberty of expression- Of this epoch it is necessary to excel his paintings of Popsurreal. Also it assists at the workshops of Comic of Rodolfo Pastor and of Engraving of Raül Capitani at the years 80. His facet Rocker and Poetics that commenced at the 70 futile grossing terrain and encouraged to get the 1er prize of the XI Festival de cançó de Manlleu 1989 publishes -at the 90- his first LP as a Coragre. It is necessary to pose the accent at his collaboration however at the world of the radio, at Radio Mataró at the years 80 and at Radio Arenys, Radio In spite of and Radio Cerdanyola at the years 90
With the new century and seizing a new impulse takes part at the itinerant expositions of the Supermarket of Art American Prints Mallorca, Barcelona, At Corunya, Valladolid, Bilbao and Madrid. At the 2003 realises his portal Web Imaginary at present Coragre Art and exposes his drawings and illustrations at virtual galleries of half world Saatchi Gallery of London, Artelista of Catalonia, Voodoochilli of England, Sito of Nebraska, Toonpool of Berlin, Fine Art America of Ohio, Art Majeur and Art Quid of France -among many others- likewise takes part at events and expositions of orderly Visual Poetry for Boek 861 and of Digital Art, being finalist of the MIAD 2006 of Argentina and participant at the ‘Salón of Arte Digital editions of the 2008 at 2013 of Maracaibo,Venezuela. Also at several samples of the Festival Internazionale di Arte Digitale MIDAC Ventipertrenta in Italy and Mexico 2011at 2018 taking part at bottom of Art of the Museum MIDAC Belforte of the Chienti, Italy Also has been included at the encyclopedia ‘LEXICON DER PHANTASTISCHEN KUNTSLER with 2 editions 20092013 -specialised at fantastic and surrealist Art- of the writer, publisher and curator Austrian, Gerhard Habarta Of the 2006 at the 2011 published the in the humor graphic strip Històries a Cau dOrella at the web of the APPEC Association of periodic publications at Catalan with what at the 2009 was rewarded at the ‘2where Contest in the Humor Graphic Sportive that organised the ‘Fundació Catalana per a l’Esport’. Among 2010 and 2012 it edits the books Poemagre a compilation of poems and drawings of the 1977 at the 2010 and two compilations of the Comic Strip Històries a Cau dOrella Bubok books Has taken part at his facet of Ninotaire at numerous samples in the Humor Graphic from everywhere in the world as well as some of the Catalan Association Caricart. At the 2011 Realises the video of the Comic Món Nàufrag presented at the Prizes Escobar of Granollers at the 2009. It collaborated at the satirical magazine ‘El Web Negre’ with the Strip Condonitis of the Dr.Coragre That publishes at the mesh since the 2010. At the 2012 was included at the Gran Catalogo de la Historieta of the magazine web Tebeosfera.How also it has taken part at the in the humor graphic book ResCATallats edited by Angle Editorial, likewise at the Guia de Arte Leonardo 2013 . At the 2015 did an individual exposition at Mar Verd Art Girona. It has taken part at collective samples at the Mas Pi Art of Verges Girona 2015 and 2017 coordinated by the artist Jordi Bofill. At the 2016 exposes his Graphic Work at the Lluïsos de Gràcia Barcelona. At the 2017 and 2018 takes part at expositions colectives International at Bassel suissa and New York The Artbox projects. Individual exposition at the 2018 at the Mas Pi Verges Girona. At the last years it is necessary to pose the accent that has realised the graphic design posters,videos,logos of groups of Rock Tarot and The Hot Rocks where tracks his bonding at the musical world.
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Artist Exhibitions

Solo Expositions
2018 Exposició Òscar Garriga al Mas Pi Art Verges GironaCatalunya

2016 Exposició Òscar Garriga als Lluïsos de Gràcia Barcelona Catalunya

2015 Exposició Òscar Garriga al Mar Verd Girona Catalunya

1999 Exposició de Paisatges LAntic Correus MataróCatalunya

1997 Exposició de Paisatges de Catalunya Cafè 1964 BarcelonaCatalunya

Collective Expositions
2018 Ventipertrenta 2018 Belforte del Chienti, Italy

2018 The Artbox Projects New York, United States

2017 Ventipertrenta 2017 Belforte del Chienti, Italy

2017 The Artbox Projects Basel, Switzerland

2017 Mas Pi Art Verges GironaCatalunya

2016 Ventipertrenta 2016 Belforte del Chienti, Italy

2015 Mas Pi Art Verges GironaCatalunya

2015 Ventipertrenta 2015 Belforte del Chienti, Italy

2014 Ventipertrenta 2014 Belforte del Chienti, Italy

2013 10 Salón de Arte Digital Maracaibo, Venezuela

2012 Ventipertrenta 2012 Belforte del Chienti, Italy

2012 Ventipertrenta Tijuana, Mexico

2011 Humor Gràfic Contemporani Caricart Barcelona

2011 Ventipertrenta 2011 Belforte del Chienti, Italy

2011 9 Salón de Arte Digital Maracaibo, Venezuela

2011 III Concurs dHumor Gràfic Esportiu, Barcelona Catalunya

2010 Psicotrex Mail Art Tarragona Catalunya

2009 2on Concurs dHumor Gràfic Esportiu 2008 Barcelona Catalunya

2009 27 Saló Internacional del Còmic Barcelona Catalunya

2009 8 Salón de Arte Digital Maracaibo, Venezuela

2009 Beatles Weekend lEstartit GironaCatalunya

2009 3 Mostra dHumor Gràfic València, Spain

2009 10 Premi Escobar Granollers Catalunya

2008 7 Salón de Arte Digital Maracaiibo, Venezuela

2006 MIAD 2006 Venado Tuerto, Argentina

2006 Originales Solidarios Diversas Ciudades, Spain

2005 Supermercart American Prints Aeroport de Barcelona Catalunya

2004 21 Supermercart American Prints Madrid, Spain

2002 Cartells Festa del Càntir Argentona Catalunya

2002 19 Supermercart American Prints Bilbao y Valladolid, Spain

2001 18 Supermercart American Prints Gran Casino Barcelona i A Corunya, Spain

2000 17 Supermercart American Prints Palme de Mallorca, Spain

1986 1 Mostra del Taller Municipal de Gravat Sala Foment Mataró Catalunya

1985 Mostra Joves Dibuixants Mataró Catalunya

1984 Exposició a la Biga Blava Mataró Catalunya

1983 Expresión 83 Galeria Tertre MataróCatalunya

1983 3 MiniPrint Cadaqués GironaCatalunya

1982 IV Biennal de Pintura Jove Barcelona Catalunya

1981 Exposició a lEscola Massana Barcelona Catalunya

1980 Fira del Dibuix Mataró Catalunya

Artist Publications

Publications Press
2013 Gran Catálogo de la Historieta, ACT Ediciones

2013 Guia de Arte Leonardo, 1452Arte

2012 Històries a Cau d'Orella II Recull de la Tira Còmica Bubok Libros

2012 ResCATallats Humor Gràfic Angle Editorial

2011 El Còmic en Català Catàleg Ed.Glénat

2011 Històries a Cau d'Orella I Recull de la Tira Còmica Bubok Libros

2010 POEMAGRE Poemes i Dibuixos Bubok Libros

2009 Lexicon Der Phantastischen Kuntsler, Gerhard Habarta

Artist Collections

Numerous private, corporate, museum, gallery and government collections detailed information coming soon.

Artist Favorites

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