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Francesc Català-Roca

1922 - 1998

Francesc Català-Roca considered himself a ‘professional of photography’ rather than an artist. From a desire to document what surrounded him, he captured thourgh his lens ordinary life scenes. He was introduced to this world by his father, Pere Català i Pic, and at a young age he started collaborating with publications such as Destino and La Vanguardia.

His work evolves firmly around the idea of enhancing planes and lines of buildings. The frontal perspectives on his photographs bring to light the duality between the symmetry and centrality of what is being portrayed....

Francesc Català-Roca considered himself a ‘professional of photography’ rather than an artist. From a desire to document what surrounded him, he captured thourgh his lens ordinary life scenes. He was introduced to this world by his father, Pere Català i Pic, and at a young age he started collaborating with publications such as Destino and La Vanguardia.

His work evolves firmly around the idea of enhancing planes and lines of buildings. The frontal perspectives on his photographs bring to light the duality between the symmetry and centrality of what is being portrayed. Counterpoints and contrasts are common in his practice enabling him to present strong and captivating images.

During the 50s, Català-Roca belonged to that community of Spanish artist willing to renovate the cultural landscape. Due to his closeness to some of the members, he will become the official photographer of Grupo R, an architectural movement committed with breaking away from post-civil war Spanish architecture. 

Works of Francesc Català-Roca

Edifici Mitre I

Francesc Català-Roca - 1972

Photography

Edifici Mitre II

Francesc Català-Roca - 1972

Photography

Edifici Mitre III

Francesc Català-Roca - 1972

Photography

Habitatges Meridiana I

Francesc Català-Roca - 1966

Photography

Habitatges Meridiana II

Francesc Català-Roca - 1966

Photography

Habitatges Meridiana III

Francesc Català-Roca - 1966

Photography

Habitatges Via Augusta- Brusi I

Francesc Català-Roca - 1979

Photography

Habitatges Via Augusta- Brusi II

Francesc Català-Roca - 1979

Photography

Habitatges Via Augusta- Brusi III

Francesc Català-Roca - 1979

Photography