Josep Llorens Artigas - Vista de sala, 2020 © Galería Elvira González
Josep Llorens Artigas - Exhibition view, 2020. Galería Elvira González

Josep Llorens Artigas

Retrato Llorens Artigas - Fotografia Otho Lloyd

Llorens Artigas working at his studio at Juli Verne Street, Barcelona. Photo by Otho Lloyd.

Barcelona, Spain, 1892 - Barcelona, Spain, 1980

I pick up the primitive form: the one given by the lathe. Thus, the forms of my works are related to those of the primitive ceramics of all countries and all civilizations, and they have only come from my hands. My inventive and personal work is in the glazes and colours: here I am looking for the new.

Josep Llorens Artigas is one of the main renovators of western ceramic art. His work was driven by the noucentista spirit of Barcelona, by the resurgence of ceramic in France and by his exhaustive study of the Song dynasty ceramics.

Throughout his career, which he dedicated almost entirely to ceramics, Artigas focused on eliminating the decoration of the vases and achieving the maximum quality and beauty in his refined work of glazing. The material that characterizes his practice is stoneware; a type of clay that he used and researched for decades. Stoneware is composed of clay, sandstone and silica; is dense, impermeable and opaque.

Josep Llorens Artigas's Works

Josep Llorens Artigas, Sin título, 1969 Cerámica esmaltada

Josep Llorens Artigas, Untitled, 1969
33,5 x 17,5 ø cm | 13 x 7 ø in
Base: 9 ø cm | 3 ½ ø in
Ceramic with enamel

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Josep Llorens Artigas, Untitled, 1965-1967
30 x 19 ø cm | 11 ¾ x 7 ½ ø in
Base: 10 ø cm | 4 ø in
Ceramic with enamel

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Josep Llorens Artigas, Sin título, 1969 Cerámica esmaltada

Josep Llorens Artigas, Untitled, 1969
33,5 x 17,5 ø cm | 13 x 7 ø in
Base: 9 ø cm | 3 ½ ø in
Ceramic with enamel

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Cerámica Josep Llorens Artigas Galería Elvira González

Josep Llorens Artigas, Untitled, 1965-1967
30 x 19 ø cm | 11 ¾ x 7 ½ ø in
Base: 10 ø cm | 4 ø in
Ceramic with enamel

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