Roger Coll was born in Barcellona in 1979.
He studied Technical Architecture at ETSA La Salle University, Sculpture at EASD Llotja and Ceramics at Escuela Forma of Barcelona. In 2009 he obtained a sculpture scholarship from the Generalitat of Catalonia to work as an assistant to Jiri Geller in Helsinki. Upon his return, he began his personal Krasznai ceramic project.
Roger belongs to this new generation of artists who rethink ceramics without many complexes and are located outside the traditional categories. His work has been exhibited internationally in solo and group shows since 2010 including New York, Berlin, Milan, Stockholm and London. His sculpture was published in the book ‘New Wave Clay: Ceramic Design, Art and Architecture’.
Roger Coll’s construction takes place in basic elements which in repetition create something more complex and powerful, which frees his creativity.Each sculpture has a different color or final processing “and it is like a word that helps to define it. If I was good with words or rhythm I’d be a writer or a musician but I’m not so I use another way to express myself. In this sense, if the works are like words in my language, terms like scale, texture or color are elements that help set the tone and send the message. That said, the use of color is not rational but intuitive. Sometimes I feel that a certain job needs that color and nothing else. But I can’t explain why” (Roger Coll).
Training as an architect has influenced the sculptor’s work both from the point of view of materials, in the form and characteristics, and from the constructive point of view. Since he was a boy, Coll had a strong interest in all types of materials, when on his family’s construction sites he collected all sorts of small objects, foams, threads, anything that might seem sculptural.
His works move in space, invading it with fluidity and interacting with the viewer and his senses, inviting the gaze to perceive its movement.
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2022. SIMPLICITY. BEAUTY BEHIND SCULPTURES. Crag Gallery, Turin
2022. COLLECTIBLE Fair. 12WYK. 20-22nd May. Brussels, Belgium.
2022. STORY#7. Group Show (as Roger Trias). Khaos Gallery. 5th May – 30th October. Barcelona, Spain.
2022. ROOM TEMPERATURE. Solo Show. Puls Gallery. Opening 30th April. Brussels, Belgium.
2022. Visions of Catalonia. Exhibition Tour. Homo Faber in città. 8-27 April. Venice, Italy.
2022. Collect Art Fair. Officine Saffi Gallery. 25-27 February. Somerset House, London, UK.
2022. Inferencias, nexos en el diseño contemporáneo. Group Show. Il.lacions Gallery. Madrid Design Festival. 15th February – 13th March. Madrid, Spain.
2022. Seis Cerámicas. Group Show. Galeria Espacio Intermedio. 10th-20th February. Madrid, Spain.
2021. Universal Substrate. Solo Show. ACC Gallery. 5th Nov – 10th Dec. Barcelona. Spain.
2021. 21/21 Anniversary Show. Puls Gallery. 25th Sep – 30th Oct. Brussels, Belgium.
2021. CTMP DESIGN Auction. With Officine Saffi Gallery. September 14th. Exhibition September 5th – 18th. Milan, Italy.
2021. Summer Exhibition. Thrown Contemporary Gallery. 15th July – 29th August. London, UK.
2021. Visions Of Catalonia (Crafting Art). Contemporary Craft Biennal. 1st July – 19th September. Barcelona. Spain.
2021. Collectible Fair. 12WYK Gallery. 28th – 30th May. Brussels, Belgium.
2021. New works for The Future Perfect Gallery. New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco. USA.
2021. 70 Metres. Solo Show. ACVIC. 16th May – 13th June. Vic, Spain.
2021. Where House. Group Show. 12WYK Gallery. 15th April – 16th May. Antwerp, Belgium.
2021. Magazzino/Warehouse. Group Show. Officine Saffi Gallery. 24th March – 21st May. Milan, Italy.
2020 Winter group Show. CRAG Gallery. Torino, Italy.
2020 “Constant Supervision” – 12WYK Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2020 “The Art of Emptiness: Contemporary Ceramists” – Artur Ramon Art Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2020 “The New Page” – JPS Gallery, Artsy, Online
2020 “Collectible Design Brussels” – Il.lacions Gallery, Belgium
2020 “Oltre L ́Aparenzza” – Estudio Caramba, Madrid, Spain
2020 “London Art Fair” – Represented by Thrown Contemporary, London, UK
2020 “Unwrapped” – Area36 by JPS Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2019 “Edinburgh Art Fair” – Represented by Thrown Contemporary, Edinburgh, UK
2019 Solo Exhibition – CABANAmad Art Design Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
2019 “XIV Manises International Biennial of Ceramics” – Valencia, Spain
2019 “Mess: Expressionism and Experimentation in Contemporary Ceramics” – The Future Perfect, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco
2019 “X Biennial of Ceramics” – International Biennial of Ceramics, El Vendrell, Spain
2019 PIK ́D Gallery, Palladium Building, Beirut, Lebanon
2019 “Lake Como Design Fair” – Como, Italy
2019 “1000 Vases” – Paris Design Week, Paris, France
2019 “Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale” – Korea Ceramic Foundation, Gyeonggi, Korea
2019 “Young European Ceramic” – St Quentin la Poterie, France
2019 Awarded the second runner-up prize at the XVI International Contemporary Ceramics Prize Cerco 2019