Jaume Sans

Jaume Sans

1914 - 1987

Biography

Sitges, 1914 – Barcelona, 1987

Jaume Sans, born in Sitges in 1914, came into contact with the group related to the magazine L’amic de les arts which greatly influenced him. This group was extremely important in the dissemination od Surrealism in Spain. In 1932 and 1933, he attended de Escuela de Artes y Oficios in Barcelona where he was a student in Angel Ferrant’s sculpture class. In 1935, he exhibited with Eudald Serra and Marinel·lo at the Galeries Catalonia.

Sans widened his horizons during 1934 and 1935 and also began to paint. An exhibition of Arp’s works organized by ADLAN made him a great impression. He became close to this group and took part in their activities, like the 1936 “Exposición Logicofobista”.The characteristic trait of San’s work is without doubt his predilection for organic forms and biomorphic structures.

After the Spanish Civil War, Sans gave up art, painting only sporadically. In 1958, he held a solo exhibition at the Sala Gaspar in Barcelona. His style during the 50s and 60s went from a combination of organic and geometric forms to almost informalist paintings.