Commenoz Gallery, Key Biscane, Florida

15th July by Jordi Prat Pons

Jordi Prat Pons Biography

Mataro, Barcelona, Spain 1965 -

Established Catalan painter Jordi Prat Pons is best known for his uniquely modern approach to the traditional still life. The works are characterized by bold use of color and manipulation of surface and texture through vivid, heavy brush strokes. Additionaly, Pons incorporates collage, resulting in distinctly abstract qualities. Despite the modern first impression given by his work, the roots of his approach extend back to the Golden Age of Spanish art in the 17th Century. The Spanish School of still-life painting played an important role in elevating the most insignificant objects to a new level of dignity and aesthetic dimension. The same metaphysical direction can be seen in his remarkably vivid 'bottle portraits'.

Jordi Prat Pons boasts more than 20 solo shows and has participated in nine collective exhibitions.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2003 - Art New Cork, Jacob Javits Conventio Center

2002 - Commenoz Gallery, Florida

2000 - Art Palm Beach 2000

1999 - New River Gallery, Florida

1998 - Galeria Alberto Misrachi, Mexico City.

1997 - E.S. Lawrence Gallery, Aspen, Colorado, USA

1995 - Axis International, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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