Project “Islas del dibujo: trazos comunes”
After having studied at the School of Arts and Trades of Palma and at La Llotja in Barcelona, Joan Cortés, who lives and works in Mallorca, started his career as a sculptor in the 1980s. He began to exhibit individually in 1995 and has taken part in countless collective exhibitions and art fairs.
His work is characterised by its great sobriety and shows a clear interest in organic forms, the volumetry of which he explores in both drawing and sculpture. With the latter he investigates the possibilities of materials as different as stone, plaster, wood, steel, polyurethane, or rubber. The pictorial work that sometimes accompanies his sculpture sublimates the baring of shapes to make them silent and introspective.
In the works chosen we have wished to stress the strong relationship between drawing and sculpture and how his work reveals itself in the organicity of drawing even by using very simple means, and how this structural thought is maintained in the transition to sculpture.