Tarragona, Spain, 1943.
Joaquim Chancho's work has been characterized by a rigorous structural awareness, by spatial orders, by chromatic links and by the expressiveness arising from metrics and repetition. His first works, at the beginning of the seventies, are based on the dialogue between gesture and geometry and the reduction of color to black and white. Later it tends to seriality and sequentiality, to focus on the surface of the painting in recent years as pure abstraction. Routes that reach a complex reticular organization that attends to a polyhedral vision of space, creating a set of frames and grids that intersect, open, close, expand, contract, reduce, overlap and continuously modify. A kind of fold between the painting and the viewer.
He currently reviews and resituates his previous work, mainly in the work on paper.
Studies at the Sant Jordi Higher School of Fine Arts in Barcelona.
Professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona.
His work has been exhibited individually in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Ibiza, Museum of Modern Art of Tarragona, Santa Mònica Art Center, CAB de Burgos, Casal Solleric de Palma, Tecla Sala de l'Hospitalet Art Center, Valls Museum , Montserrat Museum ...
His work is present in various national and international institutional and private collections:
Palma City Hall, Mallorca
Pamplona Town Hall
Reus Town Hall, (Tarragona)
National Library, Madrid
Reading Center, Reus (Tarragona)
Atlantic Center of Modern Art, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Center of Contemporary Art, Caja de Burgos, Burgos
Banco de Sabadell Foundation, Barcelona
Caixa Girona Foundation
LaCaixa Foundation, Barcelona
Suñol Foundation, Barcelona
Vila Casas Foundation, Barcelona
Fran Daurel Foundation, Barcelona
Carmen and Lluis Bassat Foundation, Barcelona
German López-Marian Sanz Foundation, Cretas (Teruel)
Repsol Foundation, Madrid
MACBA, Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona, Barcelona
Museum of Modern Art, Tarragona
Valls Museum, (Tarragona)
Museum of Art and History, Reus (Tarragona)
Villafamés Museum, Castellón
Museum of History L'Hospitalet del Llobregat, Barcelona
Montserrat Museum, Barcelona
Patio Herreriano Museum, Valladolid
Salvador Allende Solidarity Museum, Santiago. Chile
University of Barcelona
Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona
The Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry. Miami, U.S.A.