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.

«Camí de lluc», sculptures in Inca, Selva, Caimari and Lluc

“Road to Lluc – Shelters of love and offering” is the work created by Joan Bennàssar in a year full of uncertainties and with the motivation to bring hope

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Descárgate nuestro nuevo libro en pdf (Castellano)

Haciendo click en la imagen de la portada accederéis al pdf de nuestro nuevo libro, homenaje a la nueva serie de exposiciones “Raons Humanes”

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Descarregat el nostre nou llibre en pdf (Català)

Fent clic sobre la imatge de la portada accedireu al pdf del nostre nou llibre, homenatge a la nova sèrie de exposicions “Raons Humanes”, sobre la urgència de les humanitats.

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«Human Reasons» at the Calvary and the Convent of Pollensa

“Human Reasons” addresses the essentially fragile nature of the future, highlighting the ties that bind humans. It is a synthesis between two spaces, the Calvary and the Convent

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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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