Cesc Grané. Making Friends
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    «Making Friends» shows, as a diorama, the collection of characters that make up the imagination of Cesc Grané. The fascination of the Catalan i… Read More
    «Making Friends» shows, as a diorama, the collection of characters that make up the imagination of Cesc Grané. The fascination of the Catalan illustrator for the japanese culture and lifestyle led him to create his first 3D character 9 years ago, a mountain inspired by the iconography of Akira Toriyama in Dr. Slump. Throughout all this time, he has been gradually perfecting his digital modelling techniques in order to give shape to a whole family of characters and the backdrops they inhabit. The author’s interest in this type of iconography led him on a journey around Asia in 2012, settling in Tokyo for a year and a half. The artist was thus able to make direct contact with all the sources which up until now were only accessible via Western stereotypes, allowing him to enrich his creative world. The exhibition shows off all of these creations and, for the first time, some of them abandon the two-dimensional plane and enter the physical realm to coexist with visitors in the exhibition space. Read Less
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June 13, 2015 – January 24, 2016
Solo exhibition at Centre d'Art la Panera (Lleida)

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«Making Friends» shows, as a diorama, the collection of characters that make up the imagination of Cesc Grané.
 
The fascination of the Catalan illustrator for the japanese culture and lifestyle led him to create his first 3D character 9 years ago, a mountain inspired by the iconography of Akira Toriyama in Dr. Slump. Throughout all this time, he has been gradually perfecting his digital modelling techniques in order to give shape to a whole family of characters and the backdrops they inhabit.
 
The author’s interest in this type of iconography led him on a journey around Asia in 2012, settling in Tokyo for a year and a half. The artist was thus able to make direct contact with all the sources which up until now were only accessible via Western stereotypes, allowing him to enrich his creative world.
 
The exhibition shows off all of these creations and, for the first time, some of them abandon the two-dimensional plane and enter the physical realm to coexist with visitors in the exhibition space.
 
 
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Photography by Jordi V. Pou
 
 
 
300 copies ·  50 x 70 cm ·  Offset paper
148 3D characters chromatically organized filling the main wall of the exhibition  ·  16,85 x 3,75 m  ·  Vinyl
Selection of the most representative artwork  ·  70 x 100 cm  ·  Offset paper
La Panera presents a series of workshops for kids to teach them how to create their own characters
and introduce contemporary art to the younger generations
3D rendered reproduction of the actual exhibition space
 
Setting up the exhibition space
 
Pois and Fujigoo sculptures' production process. Materials were porex, resin and automotive paint
 
 
 
 
Thank you so much to everyone who made this exhibition possible.
 
 
 
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