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Ponç

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.

 

 

Mayoral carried out the exhibition “Joan Ponç. L’enigma” in 2015 with the collaboration of the art critic Pilar Parcerisas, the Associació Joan Ponç (Joan Ponç’s Association) and with the cooperation of artist’s widow, Mar Corominas.


“With the complicity of Joan Brossa, he coloured with magic the first years of the magazine Dau al Set (1948-1951); and, after meeting Joan Miró, he gave up the crucifixions in the style of Rouault to per embrace a world much closer to the avant-garde. Brossa had talked on many occasions about the phantasmagorical space in the painter’s house where the howls of her autistic sister echoed around a big room that served as a furniture repository run by his family and which spurred his hallucinations. Painting is his north, his compass. Joan Ponç is a shipwreck victim who is able to survive because he jumps onto the boat of painting: "Painting is my north, my only worry is to follow it, just go north [... ] Painting is my existence. Without it, I wouldn’t exist. Life is a secondary place where I paint, and the universe is organized to make this divine act possible".

-Fragment text by Pilar Parcerisas for the exhibition “Joan Ponç. L’enigma”.

 

 

 

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