Joaquim Chancho

1943

Biography

Riudoms, 1943

Joaquim Chancho began his artistic education at the Reus’ School of Work in 1960 and immediately joined the Sant Jordi School of Fine Arts in Barcelona where he made figurative paintings with constructive elements. After a brief informalist period, in 1970 he traveled to Paris with a scholarship from the Castellblanch Art Foundation and began to combine geometry with gesture.

In 1973 he received a scholarship from the Juan March Foundation in Madrid. His painting begins to incorporate linear transformations based on sequences and series of sign and calligraphic elements. During the 80’s he went through a period of crisis in which he carried out the so-called ‘Table Work’, abandoning traditional wall supports. In 1987 he began the collaboration with the Eina School of Barcelona that would last until 1997.

In 1993 he received a doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and began his activity as a professor of Fine Arts at this university. Towards the end of the 90s, numerous institutional and private gallery exhibitions took place, both Solo and Group Shows.