Joan Hernández Pijuan. Hernández Pijuan. Anys 70
11 May - 30 June 2023

Hernández Pijoan. 1970s

Painting is an act of knowledge
J. Hernández Pijuan

The exhibition Hernández Pijuan: The Seventies, offers forty-six works, including paintings, watercolours and drawings, produced by the artist between 1969 and 1980. This is the first exhibition, after the one held at the Galeria Joan Prats (Barcelona) in 1979, dedicated to the work produced by Hernández Pijuan (Barcelona, 1931-2005) in the 1970s. A body of works that he himself described as ‘the most radical, the hardest and most uncompromising that emerged from my studio’.

The aim is to look back at this significant period of the artist’s career with a view to assessing with hindsight its importance, both in the evolution of his artistic trajectory and in the context of a time when numerous different artistic languages blossomed – Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Spatialism and colour-field painting – that have often been associated with the artist and which he always kept – respectfully – at arm’s length.