Biography

Side face photo of Joan Vidal

I was born in Carcagente (Valencia) in 1952. In the 70's, after graduated studies of Social Graduates my career began in the world of painting.

In 1983, I introduced in my painting the Baroque technique fruit of my relationship with Just Cuadrado. This gave rise to the collection of symbolic painting, support of the current "Astral Heavens" Collection.
 
To the symbolic work, which has been the constant, have come together collections of other techniques and themes.

Back in May of 2004, I arrived in La Nucia. Previously, I had been working hard as a painter and teacher of painting for at least twelve years in the Marina Alta.
A year after arriving in La Nucia, in May 2005, I moved to the Valley of Guadalest (Beniarda).
Without realizing it, the dream and project I had had once (which had been frustrated just after beginning), fourteen years ago, of living in one of the highest points of the valley above Abdet, had been fulfilled in a fortuitous and unexpected way. A place from which I could see the Valley, pure mountain, pure nature... although here in the Valley, everything is pure mountain, pure nature.
Beniarda was my second entrance to the Valley. Although not without difficulties, the conditions were, of course, better than the first time in 1990. It was there, in Beniarda, where I painted a good number of the works of the "Astral Heavens" Collection, in addition to the numerous landscapes of the surroundings.
On January 18, 2012, I inaugurated a painting exhibition that took me until April 22 at the Municipal Museum Casa de Orduña in Guadalest, invited by Juan Martínez Solbes. From that same April I registered myself and became a neighbor of Guadalest.
That exhibition collected much of the work I had developed as my only activity during the last seven years in Beniarda. I exhibited most of the "Astral Heavens" Collection.

LATEST EXHIBITIONS

  • CASA DE ORDUÑA MUSEUM, Guadalest
    January-April 2012
  • UNESCO, Paris
    January 2009
    International Year of Astronomy Inauguration
  • VALENCIA’S CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
    PRINCE FELIPE SCIENCE MUSEUM
    March 2008-April 2008
  • MURCIA SCIENCE AND WATER MUSEUM.
    7 September 2007- 7 December 2007
  • GALERY ANGIE MECA- MURCIA
    Septiembre 2007
  • CULTURAL CENTRE OF CEUTI (MURCIA-SPAIN)
    January 2007
  • SEGRELLES GALLERY, IN VALENCIA, SPAIN
    December 2006
  • PRINCE FELIPE SCIENCE MUSEUM.
    VALENCIA’S CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
    October, 2006
    57TH INTERNATIONAL ASTRONAUTICAL CONGRESS
    organised by the IAF (International Astronautical Federation)

THE TWO FIRST INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

  • 1988 September: Picasso-Parcent Gallery.
  • 1989 June: Contemporary Art Workshop NUN-Altea.

25 years ago