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Joan Marti (1922-2002)

Joan Marti was a Spanish-Belgian artist born in Reus (Spain) in 1922 and died in Sint-Gillis/Brussels in 2002. He was also a painter and graphic artist. His parents fled Spain because of the civil war and settled in Belgium with his then 13-year-old son around 1936. During her four years she attended evening courses at the Academy in Sint Gillis, Brussels. A mechanic and tailor by trade, his work often includes elements of mechanics. His references to machines show a very poignant sense of humor, but also a certain pity for those who are unknowingly at the mercy of industrial technology. His work exudes fantasy and symbolism, but is often poetic. First exhibited around 1950, from 1970 he exhibited regularly at the Galerie Isy Brachot. Was a member of the circle Jecta in Brussels. Signed by the Belgian artist of BAS II and Two Centuries. has now the ISY BARCHOT /1987 catalog available.