Joan Bennàssar is one of the most prominent artists of Mallorca. He was born in Pollença in 1950. Those were a kind of dark years: hunger was common and there was no public water nor electricity. Nevertheless, an early talent allowed him to iniciate in painting, despite of scarcity, thanks to his drawing teacher. On his pictures he drinks from all sources and synthesizes them, as he has a huge knowledge about the actual art and the avant-garde, but he also deepens in classics. While he was young he emphasized a lot the social ideals, then he went through the abstract art, the impressionism, the sensitivism of Bacon, the realism, the collage with found objects, having the cubism of Picasso always in mind as one of its major influences. Nowadays, with a much more personal style that he refers to as primitivism (that’s how he defines himself “primitivist”) his paintings and sculptures outstand for their high quality of materials.

He has run through lots of bounds and achieved many challenges, but his pride stops him from resting because he wants to show his creations worldwide.
“My father working is an Ulises tided to the mast. He can’t leave his studio, transforming his fight into holidays, because if he ever gives up the sirens he would force one of them to die. That’s the reason why he doesn’t stay nor leave. Anyway, it’s not his hability for magic what impresses me most, it’s the fact of showing me that he fears nothing.”
His son.

Exposición "After Summertime" en Rialto Living

“After Summertime” at Rialto Living in Palma

Recollection of the first news about Joan Bennàssar’s exhibition of paintings “After Summertime – Girl on a Chair” at Rialto Living in Palma de Mallorca.

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Libro "Latir de remos golpeando el mar" - Joan Bennàssar

Presentation of “The Rhythm of oars breaking into the sea”

The editorial Benpla has the pleasure to invite you to the presentation of “The rhythm of oars breaking into the sea”, a book with which the artist Joan Bennàssar closes his trilogy

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Escultura y pintura en Sóller - Joan Bennàssar

Sculptures and paintings at Sóller and Port de Sóller

Recollection of the first news apeared on the papers about the exhibitons of sculptures, at Sóller and Port de Sóller, and erotic paintings, at the Museu de Sóller.

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Exposición en "La defensora sollerense" - Joan Bennàssar

The ancient theater of Sóller reopens with Bennàssar

La Defensora Sollerense has been cleaned up after 20 years of inactivity to welcome the new exhibition of Joan Bennàssar, which gathers his latest and hugest works

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Libro "Batec de rems copejant la mar" - Joan Bennàssar

“The rhythm of oars” closes the trilogy on Mediterranean

Last Sunday 23rd of April of 2017, Books Day in the Balearic Islands, the artist Joan Bennàssar gave for free “The rhythm of oars breaking into the sea” with the 3 newspapers

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Esculturas Can Picafort - Joan Bennàssar

Video about the exhibition “Ports of seaweed”.

This video presents the exhibition “Ports of seaweed”, that places more than twenty sculptures all along the seaside of Can Picafort. Summer of 2016.

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