Josep Costa Sobrepera

Josep Costa Sobrepera (Palafrugell) is a painter of figurative art, mainly watercolors and oil paintings of seascapes, in Palafrugell (Catalonia, Spain), .

Josep Costa Sobrepera.

Early lifeEdit

Born to a cork industry family, early on his teachers recognized his artistic talent. Costa Sobrepera took night classes at a local art school and, at 16, got his first job in the workshop of master blacksmith Joan Gich. His first public exhibit was in 1955 at the Palafrugell Library, assisted by his teacher, Lluís Medir Jofra.[1] He continued exhibiting his works locally until 1958, when he began to participate in national and international events, winning some prizes. In the 1960s he was employed by several companies as an engineer and taught evening classes at the School of Arts and Crafts Palafrugell.[2] In 1966 he enrolled at the School of Industrial Engineers of Barcelona.

CareerEdit

Until 1971 he lived in Barcelona, where he organized his first studio and enrolled in anatomy classes at the School of Fine Arts, where he met artists like Martinez Lozano. He returned to Palafrugell in 1972 to devote himself entirely to painting. He exhibited his work in several galleries in Catalonia and Spain, including Barcelona's Sala Rovira, and won awards in various competitions, both national and international. In 1975 he married and continued to exhibit widely.[3]

In the 1990s, he quit oil painting to devote himself to watercolors.[4] Costa Sobrepera continued winning awards, especially in France.[4][5][6][7]

Selected worksEdit

  • Ecstasy. The hopes of a desire (1953)
  • Women (India, 1998)
  • Home (India 1998)
  • Market (Guatemala, 1987)
  • Market Street (Guatemala, 1987)
  • Morning Light (Palamós, 1999)
  • Boats (La Selva, 2004)
  • The veil of light (Sweden, 1997)

ExhibitsEdit

Year Space City Description
1955 Library Palafrugell Palafrugell Exhibition of watercolors
1956 Library Palafrugell Palafrugell Exhibition of watercolors
1957 Savings Bank of the Province of Girona Palafrugell Solo exhibition of oil paintings
1958 Savings Bank of the Province of Girona Palafrugell Solo exhibition of oil paintings
1958 City Hall Figueres Exhibition of watercolors
1973 Sala Rovira Barcelona Exhibition
1974 Art Room Empordà Palafrugell Solo exhibition of oil paintings and watercolors
1975 Art Room Empordà Palafrugell Exhibition of watercolors individual and collective
1975 Art Room and Colour Vic Exhibition of watercolors
1975 The Vaults Olot Exhibition of watercolors
1976 Art Room Empordà Palafrugell Exhibitions individual and collective
1976 Caixa Girona Palafrugell Exhibition
1976 Art Room and Colour Vic Exhibition
1976 Gallery Tramontana Barcelona Exhibition
1976 Pension Girona Palafrugell Exhibition
1976 Art Galleries Tramontana Palamos Exhibition
1977 Llorens Room Barcelona Exhibition
1977 Art Room Armengol Olot Exhibition
1978 Art Room Empordà Palafrugell Exhibition
1979 Gallery Rhodes Figueres Exhibition
1979 Llorens Room Barcelona Exhibition
1980 Gallery Bonanova Barcelona Exhibition
1980 Art Galleries Tramontana Barcelona Exhibition
1980 Art Room Empordà Palafrugell Exhibition
1981 Art Room Empordà Palafrugell Exhibition
1981 Art Room Empordà Palafrugell 81 Christmas Exhibition
1982 Art Gallery Joseph Buckwheat Figueres Solo exhibition of oil paintings
1982 Art Room Empordà Palafrugell Solo exhibition of oil paintings
1982 Studio Villa Clara La Bisbal Solo exhibition of oil paintings
1982 House of Culture Josep Pla Palafrugell Exhibition
1983 Mirapeis Exhibition
1983 Art Room Empordà Palafrugell Solo exhibition of oil paintings
1984 Art Room Empordà Palafrugell Solo exhibition of oil paintings
1984 Art Galleries The Cloister Girona Exhibition
1986 Gallery Forum Girona Exhibition
1986 Madrid Exhibition in conjunction with the American Chamber of Commerce in Spain
1987 Art Gallery Mayte Muñoz Barcelona and Madrid Exhibition
1987 Art Room Gabernia Valencia Exhibition
1987 Gallery Forum Girona Exhibition
1988 Art Gallery Intellect Sabadell Solo exhibition of oil paintings
1988 Art Room and Colour Vic Exhibition
1988 Art Gallery Mayte Muñoz Barcelona Exhibition
1988 Chelsea Art Gallery Manresa Exhibition
1988 Art Room Empordà Palafrugell Exhibition
1988 Art Gallery Petritxol Barcelona Exhibition
1989 Art Gallery Mayte Muñoz Madrid Exhibition
1989 Art Room Rovira Sabadell Exhibition
1989 Art Room Intellect Sabadell Exhibition
1990 Watt's Art Gallery Castellar del Vallès Exhibition
1990 Art Room Lloveras Terrassa Exhibition
1990 Art Gallery The Cloister Girona Exhibition
1990 heather Room Manresa Exhibition
1991 Art Room Lloveras Terrace Exhibition
1991 Art Room El Corte Ingles Barcelona Exhibition
1992 Art Room xipella Manresa Exhibition
1992 Art Room Rovira Sabadell Exhibition
1996 Trondhjems Art Gallery Norway Exhibition
1996 Gallery Gunvor Norway Exhibition
1997 Gallery E. Hellingsen Aalesund Exhibition
1998 Art Room-4 Palafrugell Exhibition
1999 Trondhjems Art Gallery Norway Exhibition
1999 Art Galleries Calella Calella Exhibition
2000 Gallery E. Hellingsen Aalesund Exhibition
2000 Art Gallery Mayte Muñoz Barcelona Exhibition
2000 House of Culture Plum Cove Clubs Exhibition
2001 Salon du Val d'Or France Exhibition in tribute to the artists disappeared and Spanish Sarquella Ezequiel Torroella
2003 Art Room xipella Manresa Solo exhibition of oil paintings
2004 Art Room Goya El Corte Ingles Madrid Solo exhibition of oil paintings
2006 Art Gallery Thuiller & Colours Paris Exhibition
2007 Municipal Theatre Palafrugell Exhibition entitled Sobrepera Coast, the landscape and the retina
2008 Civic Center Portbou Exhibition
2011 Ca Plum Clubs Exhibition in memory of his wife
2012 Municipal Theatre Palafrugell Oil Exhibition (July)

Work in museumsEdit

His works are found in museums in Catalonia:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cebollero 2008: p. 15
  2. ^ Cebollero 2008: p. 217
  3. ^ Cebollero 2008: p. 17
  4. ^ a b Cebollero 2008: p. 19
  5. ^ Art Costa Sobrepera dóna obres a la Diputació, Diari de Girona
  6. ^ «Notícia». Televisió de Girona, 2008. [Consulta: 5 de juliol de 2012].
  7. ^ C., X.. «Costa Sobrepera inaugura demà una exposició». El Punt Avui (3 d'agost de 2011) [Consulta: 5 de juliol de 2012].