Joan Tuset

Joan Tuset

Location: Spain

Joan Tuset Suau 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.



 Dona “ Dona”

1995 Oil on board.80X80cm.

Home “Home”

1995 Oil on board.80X80cm.

 El Judici de Paris “ El Judici de Paris”

1999 Oil on canvas.65X81cm.

Atleta “Atleta”

1996 Oil on board.73X64cm

Venus “Venus”

1999 Oil on canvas 50X50cm.

El laberint de la ment 2 “El laberint de la ment 2”

2000 Oil on board 30X30cm.

Venus i la poma “Venus i la poma”

200 Oil on board 30X30 30X60cm.

Meditació “Meditació”

2001 Oil on canvas 50X60 I 40X40cm.

La lluna ofesa “La lluna ofesa”

2002 Oil on canvas 60X60cm.

Invitació al Viatge “Invitació al Viatge”

2002 Oil on canvas 40X40cm.

Maternitat “Maternitat”

2004 Oil on canvas 60X60cm.

La Fortuna “La Fortuna”

200 Oil on canvas 461X38cm.

Meditació “Meditació”

2004 Oil on canvas 50X50cm.

La primera flor “La primera flor”

2006 Oil on canvas 55X46cm.

El somni de l'Arboç “El somni de l'Arboç”

2010 Mixed media on canvas 50X50cm..

La Terra i el riu “La Terra i el riu”

2010 Mixed media on canvas 50X50cm.

Sis Cares “Sis Cares”

2011 mixed media on two wooden cubes 16,50x16,50cm.

The energy of memories.2014 “The energy of memories.2014”

The energy of memories. When mentally coming back to those places, people and moments, it creates like a reflection that leaves on us a footprint that renews and fills us with energy. When we block a past memory we also block a bit of ourselves and our energy.


Magni Domini umbra “Magni Domini umbra”

1975 Terracotta figure 20cm.

Sant Jordi “Sant Jordi”

1977 Terracotta figure 60cm.

La Luxuria “La Luxuria”

1978 Terracotta figure 30cm.

El Temps “El Temps”

1981 Terracotta figure 30cm.

Cap d'home “Cap d'home”

2000 Terracotta figure 16cm.

El vel “El vel”

2000 Figure in plaster 50cm.

Eva “Eva”

2004 Figure in plaster 35cm.

La Puntaire de l'Arboç “La Puntaire de l'Arboç”

2005 Bronze sculpture 200x200x84cm.

El pensador “El pensador”

2013 Polyester resin 140x70x90cm