Enric Font

Enric Font

Licentiate in Fine arts ar Universitat de Barcelona and Master of Fine Arts at San Francisco Art Institute, specialised in Painting; PhD at UB with a thesis on the transversal interference and globalization of popular visual culture in contemporary painting

Teaching/Research

He is associate professor in the Design Grade in Eina; he teaches Didactics of Visual Arts in the Faculty of Education (UB) and Painting and Colour in the Arts Grades of Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).

He is currently developing part of his interests through painting in public space, where he is acting as artist, researcher and curator. He is involved, since 2018, in a Tandem Project between the Fundació Arranz-Bravo and Escola La Carpa in l’Hospitalet, to develop the drawing contents to teach Visual and Art Education in Primary School.

He is a member of the research group DHIGECS (Didáctica de la Historia, la Geografía, y otras Ciencias Sociales, UB) and INDAGUE (Asociación Española de Investigadores y Difusores de Graffiti y Arte Urbano).

Professional activity

After a long career of studio painter showing his paintings in the circuit of galleries and art centres, in the year 2014 he completely changed his perspective of the art world when he started doing painting interventions in public space; he participates at events like BetArt Calvià 2014, Barcelona Openwalls Conference 2015 or Murs Plastic Manresa 2016, and paints murals in different public and private spaces.

He was curator in the 2016 edition of BetArt Calvià, with the project Mart2023.

Publications

Articles

  • Font, Enric; Muñoz, Artur. “New models of relationship: the Educational Department of Fundació Arranz Bravo and Escola La Carpa”. Her&Mus: heritage & museography, Trea. Nº. 19, (oct./nov. 2018), p. 73-90, ISSN 2462-6457. . [Access: 21 de mayo de 2019].
  • Font, Enric. “Imágenes en el espacio público: prácticas docentes vinculadas al muralismo en ámbitos universitarios”. Mural – Street Art Conservation, bbservatorio de Arte Urbano. Núm. 8, April 2018, p. 10-19, ISSN 2444-9423. . [Access: 21 de mayo de 2019].

Conferences

  • Font, Enric. “Pedagogical reflections, in a context of mass culture, about teaching Didactics of Art and Visual Arts to future teachers”. In: Internacional Scientific and Practical Conference Yunussov Readings: Integration of Education and Science in Industrialization and Modernzation Conditions of Public Consciousness, Assembly of People of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, març 2018.

Work

  • Estranyes persones, Impaktes Visuals, Sabadell, 2018.
  • Independència [Independence], Galeria Àcid Sulfúric, Barcelona, 2017.
  • Bon dia, Senyor Strumpff [Good morning, Senyor Strumpff] (individual) Galería Alonso Vidal, Barcelona, 2011.
  • Andratx 2310 (individual) Galería Ferran Cano, Palma de Mallorca, 2009.
  • Boogie Woogie Spooky (individual) Galería Alonso Vidal, Barcelona, 2008.
  • Flow (international collective) Centre Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, 2008.
  • Salon Européen des Jeunes Créateurs (international collective), itinerant, European Union, 2006-2007.

Works in Collections

  • Hospitalet de Llobregat City Hall, Barcelona.
  • Manacor City Hall, Mallorca.
  • Palma City Hall, Mallorca.
  • Berkeley Art Museum.
  • BetArt, Calvià, Mallorca (urban circuit).
  • Centre Cultural Andratx, Mallorca.
  • Ernesto Ventós Collection, Barcelona.
  • Arena Foundation Collection, Barcelona.
  • Paule Anglim Collection, California.
  • Testimoni Collection, La Caixa.
  • Ramon Sicart Collection.
  • Catalan Basketball Foundation.
  • University of Barcelona.