Diamantino Riera Still Life
Still Life by Diamantino Riera (1912-1961)
Oil on Canvas, 18 inches x 22 inches
He was a student at the Llotja Academy in Barcelona, from which he graduated in 1932.He settled in Paris around 1950 where he teamed up with the Catalan artists Pelao, Antoni Clavé (1913, Barcelona –2005, Saint-Tropez, France) and Emile Grau-Sala (1911, Barcelona –1975, Paris).In Paris, he painted in the cubist style dominated by deep blues. His work is fiery, layered and deliberate, often applied by the knife.
He participated in group exhibitions including one in 1949 with Clavé, Roland Oudot (French, 1897-1981), Pierre Tal-Coat (French, 1905–1985), and Picasso in Oran (Algeria), as well as personal exhibitions: the first, paintings, in Algiers in 1943 and Oran in 1944, then, among others: 1947, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1958, Paris; 1947, 1948, Oran. His works are included in the collections of art museums in Algiers, Casablanca, Mostaganem (Algeria), Oran (Algeria), Paris, and The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art.