We present the first exhibition dedicated exclusively to the work on paper by Joan Furriols (1937). Extraordinarily consistent work focusing on the cult of compositional simplicity, order and purity is being presented through a selection of some forty pieces produced over the past thirty years. The rigorous delicacy revealed by his creations is the result of a refined, meticulous economy that imbues not only his materials, but also his use of lines, folds and the most ascetic compositional designs.
“… in the seventies and eighties Furriols explored folds of paper. The granular texture of paper offsets the absolute simplicity of shapes attained through one or two operations at the most. The actual work was not just the one produced on the paper by means of the fold but the independent almost sculptural shape that the surface assumed in relation to its surrounding space. The small laminar sheet thereby became almost objectified, a unique presence. These are works that speak of subtlety in the action of drawing, in most cases without turning either to script or line. Their poetry lies in this delicateness.”
(Àlex Mitrani, catalogue exhibition “Joan Furriols. El lloc del temps”, Centre d’Art Tecla Sala, L’Hospitalet, February 3rd – May 30th 2010)