JOAN ARTIGAS PLANAS
Joan Artigas Planas was born in 1960 in Vilassar de Dalt in Spain. Inspired by an amateur painter father, he continued his passion for fine art and graduated from Faculty of Fine Arts Academy of Arts in Barcelona in 1985. While pursuing his artist career in the creation of sculptures, Joan is also a lecturer at the School of Arts in Badalona (Barcelona) teaching sculpting since 1988. Joan’s sculpture of female figures not only show how he masters the skills and techniques of sculpting but also reflect that he is extremely capable of expressing the femineity and sensuality of women, all these soft intangible elements by means of a hard medium: bronze! His female characters slide, dream, gaze, listen, rest or ponder but never fall from their pedestals. The “woman “is reproduced to infinity because, for the artist, she represents the infinite. Joan pays homage to women by creating numerous versions of her, his muse in the most sensuous form. At present Joan lives and works in Barcelona. His sculptures are exhibited in various shows and art fairs in Spain, Denmark, Sweden, France, Belgium, Singapore, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.