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Òscar Garriga ‘Coragre’ (Multifaceted Artist, Catalonia 1961)

Creating his artistic universe at the first years 60. With only some few winters illustrates the Catalan popular tale ‘Patufet’ at the school. At the 70 of the hand of the cartoonist Antoni Aynè (TBO) inducts his first pass at the world of the drawing and the comic, to pursue his surveys -at full teenage rebellion- at the Escola Massana of Barcelona- where learns painting and engraving at the etching- is when wins his timidity that commences at taking part at contests, fairs and expositions showing his ironic and surrealist character -at a time at that the finale of the dictatorship is present at any corner of the country, in spite of lacking still the sufficient liberty of expression- Of this epoch it is necessary to excel his paintings of 'Popsurreal'. Also it assists at the workshops of Comic of Rodolfo Pastor and of Engraving of Raül Capitani at the years 80. His facet Rocker and Poetics that commenced at the 70 futile grossing terrain and encouraged to get the 1er prize of the XI Festival de cançó de Manlleu (1989) publishes his first LP as a 'Coragre' ‘Entre Dolç i Agre’ (1990). It is necessary to pose the accent at his collaboration however at the world of the radio in the 80’s at 90’s; Radio Mataró, Radio Arenys, Radio Malgrat and Radio Cerdanyola.

With the new century and seizing a new impulse takes part at the itinerant expositions of the Supermarket of Art 'American Prints' (Mallorca, Barcelona, At Corunya, Valladolid, Bilbao and Madrid). At the 2003 realises his portal Web 'Imaginary' at present 'Coragre Art' and exposes his drawings and illustrations at virtual galleries of half world (Saatchi Gallery,London, Artelista, Catalonia, Voodoochilli,England, Sito,Nebraska, Toonpool,Berlin, Fine Art America,Ohio, Art Majeur and Art Quid of France) -among many others- likewise takes part at events and expositions of orderly Visual Poetry for 'Boek 861' and of Digital Art, being finalist of the MIAD 2006 of Argentina and participant at the ‘Salón of Arte Digital' editions of the 2008 at 2013 of Maracaibo,Venezuela. Also at several samples of the Festival Internazionale di Arte Digitale MIDAC 'Ventipertrenta' in Italy and Mexico (2011at 2020) taking part at bottom of Art of the Museum MIDAC (Belforte of the Chienti, Italy) Also has been included at the encyclopedia ‘LEXICON DER PHANTASTISCHEN KUNTSLER' (with 2 editions 2009/2013) -specialised at fantastic and surrealist Art- of the writer, publisher and curator Austrian, Gerhard Habarta; Of the 2006 at the 2011 published the in the humor graphic strip 'Històries a Cau d'Orella' at the web of the APPEC (Association of periodic publications at Catalan) with what at the 2009 was rewarded at the ‘2where Contest in the Humor Graphic Sportive' that organised the ‘Fundació Catalana per a l’Esport’. Among 2010 and 2012 it edits the books 'Poemagre' a compilation of poems and drawings (of the 1977 at the 2010) and two compilations of the Comic Strip 'Històries a Cau d'Orella' (Bubok books) Has taken part at his facet of 'Ninotaire' at numerous samples in the Humor Graphic from everywhere in the world as well as some of the Catalan Association 'Caricart'. At the 2011 Realises the video of the Comic 'Món Nàufrag' presented at the Prizes Escobar of Granollers at the 2009. It collaborated at the satirical magazine ‘El Web Negre’ with the Strip 'Condonitis' of the Dr.Coragre (That publishes since the 2010). At the 2012 was included at the 'Gran Catalogo de la Historieta' of the magazine web Tebeosfera.How also it has taken part at the in the humor graphic book 'ResCATallats' edited by Angle Editorial, likewise at the 'Guia de Arte Leonardo 2013' . At the 2015 did an individual exposition at Mar Verd Art (Girona). It has taken part at collective samples at the Mas Pi Art of Verges (Girona) (2015 and 2017) coordinated by the artist Jordi Bofill. At the 2016 exposes his Graphic Work at the Lluïsos de Gràcia (Barcelona). At the years 2017-2020 takes part at expositions colectives International at Bassel,Zürich,New York and Miami ( of Artbox project). Individual exposition at the 2018 at the Mas Pi Art of Verges (Girona) and 2º Award of Digial Art of Festival Ventipertrenta (Italy). In year 2020 the Edition of the calalog ‘Coragre Art’ (Artbox publish) and 1st catalog General of Festival Ventipertrenta (Italy). At the last years it is necessary to pose the accent that has realised the graphic design (posters,videos,logos) of the groups 'Tarot Rock Band' and 'The Hot Rocks' where tracks his bonding at the musical world
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