4. RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER PLASTIC ARTISTS AND OTHER ARTISTIC MANIFESTATION.
Met and related, personally and artistically, with plastic artists of the previous generation and their own: the painters Antonio Fillol Granell, Salvador Abril Blasco, José Benlliure Gil, Isidoro Garnelo Fillol, Gonzalo Salvà Simbor, Vicent Pastor Savall, Alfredo Claros García, José Manaut Viglieti, Ricardo White, José Martínez Mulet, Rafael Cardells Camarlench, José Bellver Delmás, Óscar Marziali Mancinelli, Rafael Fuster Insa; the sculptors Rafael Rubio Rosell, José Mª Ponsoda Bravo, Carmelo Vicent Suria, Luis Bolinches Compañ, Virgilio Sanchis Sanchis, Federico Siurana; the altarpieces makers Tomás Calvo or José Vila Raga; and with the architect Francisco Javier Goerlich Lleó. He met to the painter and illustrator from Albaida José Segrelles Albert, with whom he had a close artistic relationship and a good friendship all his life.
But the artist with whom he had a closest relationship was the sculptor Pascual Sempere: personally, academically and professionally. They shared the training in the Saint Charles Academy and they worked together in religious sculpture and imagery orders: Sempere in the charge of sculpture, models and cutering; Remigio Soler in ornamentation, goldening, spolinate and painting. In fact they shared studio in Portal de Valldigna street in València, where he lived later.
Àngels de la Capella del Nostre Senyor Robat
Author – Decoration and polychromy by Remigio Soler on sculpture by Pascual Sempere
Place – Altar of the Chapel of Our Stolen Lord of the Parish of St. James the Apostle of Onil, Alicante
Technique – Decoration, gold and polychrome on plaster
Measures – Unknown
Year – 1940s-50s
Remigio Soler enjoyed and actively participated in all kind of artistic manifestations. He went periodically to exhibitions and attended social gatherings related with the plastic world. He attended too some events in the literature, music and scenic arts world like concerts, recitals, theatre, ballet, cinema…
He traveled to Italy, Cantàbria, Astúries, Galícia, Madrid, Toledo, Segòvia, Serrania de Conca, Mallorca and all around the Valencian Comunity. The art was the driving force for his travels. From them we have oral testimonies narrated by himself, a lot of pictures and hundreds of notes and sketches.
5. TRADE FAIRS AND EXHIBITIONS.
As a member of the Valencian Artistic Youth he showed his work in some exhibitions of a collective nature like the one organizated in 1918 in the Valencian University. In 1934, in the Regional Fine Arts Exhibition, he won a bronze medal. He competed for a prize several times in the National Fine Arts Exhibition. He did by himself some exhibitions in the Mercantil Ateneum (1931), in the Fine Arts Cercle in the Press Valencian Association and in the Lo Rat Penat, in Valencia. Right to the 70´s he showed his art too in exhibition halls in Alacant, Alcoi, Ontinyent, Agullent… places where he left a big amount of his work that moves between the poetry and figuration, the colour, the ligth and the spirit.
From time to time, his big friend Pasqual Camps, first violin in the Spanish National Orquestra, entertained the opening shows in his exhibitions with a violin concert. They turned it in an extraordinary artistic event.