Artist Statement -

Oscar 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 his first LP as a Coragre ‘Entre Dolç i Agre’ 1990. It is necessary to pose the accent at his collaboration however at the world of the radio in the 80’s at 90’s Radio Mataró, Radio Arenys, Radio Malgrat and Radio Cerdanyola.

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,London, Artelista, Catalonia, Voodoochilli,England, Sito,Nebraska, Toonpool,Berlin, Fine Art America,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 2020 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 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 years 2017-2020 takes part at expositions colectives International at Bassel,Zürich,New York and Miami of Artbox project. Individual exposition at the 2018 at the Mas Pi Art of Verges Girona and 2º Award of Digial Art of Festival Ventipertrenta Italy. In year 2020 the Edition of the calalog ‘Coragre Art’ Artbox publish and 1st catalog General of Festival Ventipertrenta Italy. At the last years it is necessary to pose the accent that has realised the graphic design posters,videos,logos of the groups Tarot Rock Band and The Hot Rocks where tracks his bonding at the musical world
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Artist Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2018 Expo Ã’scar Garriga al Mas Pi Art Verges GironaCatalunya

2016 Expo Òscar Garriga als Lluïsos de Gràcia Barcelona Catalunya

2015 Expo Ã’scar Garriga al Mar Verd Girona Catalunya

1999 Expo de Paisatges LAntic Correus MataróCatalunya

1997 Expo de Paisatges de Catalunya Cafè 1964 BarcelonaCatalunya

Collective Exhibitions

2021 Artbox Project World 1.0 Artbox Gallery,Zurich

2020 Artbox Gallery International exhibition Zurich
2020 Artbox Project International Swissart expo, Zurich 2.0
2020 Ventipertrenta Festival internazionale di Arte Digital, international online exhibition Belforte del Chienti, italy

2019 Artbox Project International Expo Miami 2.0, at Eduardo Lira Art Gallery
2019 Ventipertrenta Festival internazionale di Arte Digital, exhibition at Museum MIDAC Belforte del Chienti,italy 3 prize popular jury
2019Artbox Project International Swissart expo, Zurich 1.0
2019 Artbox Gallery International exhibition Zurich
2019 Ventipertrenta international exhibition at Museum MIDAC Belforte del Chienti, italy

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.

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