Vic (Barcelona), 1937
Joan Furriols’ first works show his evolution towards informalist abstraction. He was interested in depth, shades of black and the corporeal presence of materials. Around 1960 he found a personal language by working with perforated iron plates that were halfway between painting and sculpture. Exploration and research are a methodological constant in this artist’s career.
The refined and meticulous economy in the use of materials, lines, folds and compositional design reveals a work of rigorous delicacy of great essentiality, order and compositional purity.
He has participated in numerous exhibitions and his work forms part of public collections such as the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and the Museu Nacional D’Art de Catalunya (MNAC).