Mayoral Galeria d’Art is delighted to present the exhibition “Joan Ponç. The enigma” that will run from 9th of July until the 31rst of August. The exhibition, curated by Pilar Parcerisas, critic and curator of exhibitions, includes a selection of seventeen artworks among which paintings and drawings from the years 1947 to 1968, as well as the documentary about the artist Joan Ponç-J.V.Foix “La pell de la pell” (the skin of the skin).
Joan Ponç (Barcelona 1927-1984 Saint Paul de Vence) was a loner and visionary painter cursed; crazy, as some have described it. The artist was one of the creators of the magazine Dau al Set with other painters such as: Antoni Tàpies, Modest Cuixart, Joan Tharrats and the poet Joan Brossa and the philosopher Arnau Puig. It is the artist who was more faithful to the principles of the group throughout his career.
“After big shows: Miró/Calder and Chillida, we are delighted to present Joan Ponç. The artist is one of the most relevant painters of our postwar and we are running for second time an individual show at the gallery –the previous one was in 2002-. It’s a good chance to recall his works and his universal talent”, says Jordi Mayoral.
Mayoral Galeria d’Art works to promote the work of artists that represents and works with families to ensure their legacies. This show has been carried out in collaboration of Associació Joan Ponç and his widow, Mar Corominas.