530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Joan Taltavull
Portals of Perception
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Big Pig with Bag   Big Pig with Bag
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    75" x 67"
    Joan Taltavull

  • Girl with CD   Girl with CD
    Gouache & Pencil on Paper
    42.5" x 20"
    Joan Taltavull

  • Woman with Tattoo   Woman with Tattoo
    Gouache & Pencil on Paper
    45" x 17.5"
    Joan Taltavull

  • Mother and son   Mother and son
    Mixed Media on Paper
    56.5" x 33"
    Joan Taltavull


Joan Taltavull

JOAN TALTAVULL

Portals of Perception
January 17 - February 6, 2015
Reception: Thursday January 22, 2015 6-8 PM

Forcefully defying traditional styles, Joan Taltavull’s surrealistic art draws upon a keen observation of the natural world, infusing a gothic glimpse of reality within his darkly psychological and symbolic visions of the contemporary world. Intricately drawn with a powerful sensitivity for anatomical accuracy, line, and structure, Taltavull’s detailed works offer a disturbing reflection of modern society, expressing a soulful passion, pain, and hollow longing in the grotesque disfigurement of figures and animal forms. The artist skillfully utilizes a wide range of media, including gouache, pencil on paper or canvas, collage, mixed media, and digital technologies all while maintaining  the consistency of his signature mark. Throughout Taltavull’s art the spontaneous and studied traces of his creative process are preserved in the presence of sketches, notes, and unworked segments, infusing his works with a spiritual and human presence.

Born in Barcelona, Joan Taltavull studied at the Mahon Arts School and received a degree in Fashion Design in Barcelona. He recently left behind a successful career in fashion and as a tattoo artist to move to London and focus on his own art professionally.




Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street New York 10001 NY.
(+1) 212-226-4151 (+1)212-966-4380 Miki Stiles 1984