Director: Francesc Mestre
Address: Galeria on-line
Telephone: 607 885 969
Timetable: On-line gallery. Call to 607 885 969 to meeting.
With this new exhibition we pretend to insist on the recognition of one of the variant that have been practiced by many illustrators: the ninotaires.
ANTONI ROCA Barcelona 1895 – 1977
It is a genre that some of the most renowned artists have worked occasionally: Nonell, Labarta, Smith, Opisso Junceda Llaverias... and some times Xavier Nogués; while others became specialists as Cornet, Josep Coll, Benejam and Urda:
Formed in Fine Arts, he was one of the creators of the new environment group that exhibited regularly in the Sala Dalmau in the earliest 20s years of the last century. They were also organized in this gallery the famous exhibition of Nonell in 1922.
His work as a “ninotaire” can be considered a kind of journalism as well as Toni Batllori or Farreras carry out nowadays. Roca published in several newspapers like Papitu, Esquella the Torratxa, Las Noticias, La Nau, LaVanguardia ..., his jokes are still valid today. He also worked in publications like Xut!, Once, Mundo Deportivo ...
We present some of the ceramic tiles that he popularized with humor and some football themes.