Joan Tuset

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Sis cares, 2012 ​​Mixed Media On Wooden 16.50 X16.50 Cm © vegap
Sibyl, 1995 Oil / Panel 80 X80 Cm © vegap
Cap d'home, 1995 Oil / Panel 80 X80 Cm © Vegap
El rapte d'Europa, 1999 Oil /Canvas 60x60cm © vegap
El laberint de la ment 1 , 2000 Oil /Canvas 30x30cm © vegap
El laberint de la ment 2 , 2000 Oil On Canvas 30 X30cm © Vegap
Els rostres del vi, 2015 Mixed Media On Four Wooden Cubes 16 X16 Cm © Vegap
La lluna ofesa, 2002 Oil /Canvas 60 X60 Cm © Vegap
Monument a la puntaire de l'Arboç, 2005 Bronze 200x200x84cm © Vegap
MEDITACIÓ, 2004 Oil /Canvas 50 X50 © Vegap
The energy of memories, 2014 Mixed Media On Canvas 50cm X150cm © Vegap
The nose, 2015 ​​M​Ixed Media On Canvas​ 25 X25 © Vegap
Sant Jordi, 1977 Terracotta Figure 60cm © Vegap
The grape, 2015 ​​M​Ixed Media On Canvas​ 60 X60cm. © Vegap
The thinker, 2013 Escultura 140x70x90cm © Vegap
El temps, 1981 Terracotta Figure 30 Cm © Vegap
Cap d'home, 2000 Terracotta Figure 16 Cm © Vegap
La primera flor, 2006 Oil /Canvas 55x46cm © vegap
Quick Facts
Birth year
Lives in
L'Arboç y Barcelona
Works in
Escola-Taller d'Art de la Diputació de Tarragona, 1975
Representing galleries
Gallery Magdalena Baixeras .Gallery Almirall
mixed-media, figurative, sculpture


L'Arboç, 1957

He studied fine arts in Tarragona and Barcelona. His first painting exhibition was in 1976 in the city of Tarragona.

During the 1980s he settled in Canada, where he lived for six years and he exhibited in several galleries, Edimage, j. Yahouda, Meir, and Cultard. Later he joined the Gallery Cultard to participate in the school of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the 87 FIAC, Grand Palais (Paris). In 1989 he moved to Paris, where he settled for six months, and exhibited in gallery Vison Quai.

These stages were a fundamental shift in his life and work, since then his figurative compositions acquire more force and formal tension, and all the characters in his works obtained a more classical base, while his style was enriched with a more personal and expressive evolution. When he returned to Catalonia was established between L'Arboç, his hometown, and the city of Barcelona. Joan Tuset has subsequently made several exhibitions, both inside and outside of Spain, in cities such as Tarragona, Girona, Barcelona, Valladolid, Salamanca, Düsseldorf, Rome, Portugal or Paris.

Joan Tuset is a figurative artist, faithful to the principles of figurative art and the human figure. He is an artist that has defined a rigorous proposal and staff, assuming the values of the avant-garde and classicism. Tuset used his painting to enhance with a symbolic meaning, passion and irony, which provide an unusual dramatic force to his work, giving rise to multiple interpretations and a flow of ideas.

His style, with a strong symbolic presence, is full of surreal reminiscences.

According to Josep Maria Cadena, critic of art, "the human figure is central to the paintings of Joan Tuset, He is interested in it not only to reproduce it in its formal aspect, but also to express a variety of emotional situations." The honesty of personal expression in his works, makes them more interesting. "

According to Josep Maresme i Pedregosa, Member of ICOM, Joan Tuset has a personal style that gives strength and character to his work, It makes his work understandable, giving a very personal version of the feeling of beauty. "I think there need to admire his work with care, and savor it as it deserves."

With regards to sculpture, from an early age, Tuset was interested in sculpture. Generally uses terracotta, plaster and bronze, while still other materials that may enrich the final result of the work. In 2005 he received the commission to make the monument of the Puntaire de l’Arboç, (Historical and traditional figure of a catalan woman). works in bronze situated in one of the roundabouts of the N-340 at the entrance to the l’Arboç.