JF116 - Joan Josep Tharrats (1918 - 2001)
Tharrats Joan-Josep Vidal (1918 in Girona - Barcelona in 2001) I was a Spanish painter, art theorist and publisher.
His initial style was akin to Impressionism but moved into abstraction as the influence of Piet Mondrian and Wassily Kandinsky became more important to him. From 1946 on he used collage techniques. He was one of the most visible artists in the local avantgarde art of the post-war years. His style evolved from lineal abstraction influenced by surrealism (during his Dau al Set years) towards Art Informel working with texture, color and graphism. His work also includes a variety of posters, books, murals, stained glass, mosaics, jewelry and opera scenography