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Joan Saló

Joan Saló is an emerging artist from Spain, who earned a BFA from the University of Barcelona and currently splits his time working and living between Barcelona and Berlin. He has been shortlisted for an extensive international project, “100 Painters ofTomorrow,” which will be published in book form by Thames & Hudson in 2014.

Joan’s works are unconventional in his use of ink on the canvas, rather than the more traditional medium of paint. This choice of medium allows him to craft abstract pieces composed of brightly colored sharp lines and geometric patterns. His most recent body of work focuses on fleeting time and the structures of abstract meaning. He has exhibited extensively in both group and solo shows throughout Spain, Italy, New York, and London, and was a finalist at SWAB, Barcelona’s annual international art fair.