Gerard Mas

  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    "DAMA DEL XICLET 3"
    2018
    Resina policromada
    52x37.5x24.5cm
    Ed.7
    "DAMA DEL CHICLE 3"
    2018
    Resina policromada
    52x37.5x24.5cm
    Ed.7
    "DAMA DEL CHICLE 3"
    2018
    Resina policromada
    52x37.5x24.5cm
    Ed.7
    "LADY OF BUBBLEGUM 3"
    2018
    Polychromed resin
    52x37.5x24.5cm
    Ed.7
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    "DAMA DEL XICLET 1"
    2018
    Resina policromada
    49x39x24cm
    Ed.7
    "DAMA DEL CHICLE 1"
    2018
    Resina policromada
    49x39x24cm
    Ed.7
    "DAMA DEL CHICLE 1"
    2018
    Resina policromada
    49x39x24cm
    Ed.7
    "LADY OF BUBBLEGUM 1"
    2018
    Polychromed resin
    49x39x24cm
    Ed.7
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    "Damas"
    2020
    Cera amb il-luminació freda
    52x37.5x24.5cm
    "Damas"
    2020
    Cera con iluminación fria
    52x37.5x24.5cm
    "Damas"
    2020
    Cera
    52x37.5x24.5cm
    "LADIES"
    2020
    Wax and cold lighting
    52x37.5x24.5cm
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    “DAMA DEL COLLAR”
    2018
    Resina policromada / Polychrome resin
    57x37x25cm
    Ed. 7
    “DAMA DEL COLLAR”
    2018
    Resina policromada
    57x37x25cm
    Ed. 7
    “DAMA DEL COLLAR”
    2018
    Resina policromada / Polychrome resin
    57x37x25cm
    Ed. 7
    “LADY OF THE NECKLACE”
    2018
    Polychrome resin
    57x37x25cm
    Ed. 7
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    “DAMA DEL CISTELL”.
    2017
    Resina policromada
    53x22x24cm
    Ed. 7
    “DAMA DEL CESTO”.
    2017
    Resina policromada
    53x22x24cm
    Ed. 7
    “DAMA DEL CESTO”.
    2017
    Resina policromada
    53x22x24cm
    Ed. 7
    “LADY OF THE BASKET CASE ”.
    2017
    Polychrome resin
    53x22x24cm
    Ed. 7
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    "EXVOT"
    2019
    Cera amb il-luminació freda
    80x85x110cm
    "EXVOT"
    2019
    Cera con iluminación fria
    80x85x110cm
    "EXVOT"
    2019
    Cera
    80x85x110cm
    "EXVOT"
    2019
    Wax and cold lighting
    80x85x110cm
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    “DAMA DEL BRÒQUIL”
    2015
    Resina policromada
    53X39X19cm
    Ed. 7
    “DAMA DEL BRÓCOLI”
    2015
    Resina policromada
    53X39X19cm
    Ed. 7
    “DAMA DEL BRÓCOLI”
    2015
    Resina policromada
    53X39X19cm
    Ed. 7
    “LADY OF THE BROCCOLI”
    2015
    Polychromed resin
    53X39X19cm
    Ed. 7
  • 3 Punts Galeria _ Gerard Mas
    "SARCÒFAG"
    2016
    (Lateral)
    Fusta de roure parcialment policromada
    168x46x28cm
    Peça única
    "SARCÒFAG"
    2016
    Madera de roble parcialmente policromada
    168x46x28cm
    Pieza única
    "Sarcòfag". 2016
    (Lateral)
    Madera de roble parcialmente policromada
    168x46x28cm
    Pieza única
    "SARCÒFAG"
    2016
    Oak wood
    168x46x28cm
    Unique work
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    "FRENCHIE"
    2013
    Resina policromada
    45x36x66cm
    "FRENCHIE"
    2013
    Resina policromada
    45x36x66cm
    Frenchie
    2013
    Resina policromada
    45x36x66cm
    Ed.7
    "FRENCHIE"
    2013
    Polychrome polyester resin
    45x36x66cm
    Ed. 7
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    "RATA DEÏTAT"
    2010
    Bronze daurat i fusta
    57x20x33cm
    "RATA DEIDAD"
    2010
    Bronce y madera
    57x20x33cm
    Rata Deidad
    2010
    Bronce dorado y madera
    57x20x33cm
    Ed.7
    "RAT DEITY"
    2010
    Golden bronze and wood
    57x20x33cm
    Ed. 7
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    “ORNITOLOGIES”
    2016
    fusta de cedre i bronce
    Escala natural
    “ORNITOLOGIES”
    2016
    Madera de cedro policromada y bronce
    Escala natural
    “ORNITOLOGIES”
    2016
    Madera de cedro policromada y bronce
    Escala natural
    “ORNITOLOGIES”
    2016
    Wood and bronze
    Escala natural
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    "MOBILE"
    2019
    Alabastre, fusta i ferro policromat
    94.5x68x36 cm
    Unica
    "MOBILE"
    2019
    Alabastro, madera y hierro policromado
    94.5x68x36 cm
    Unica
    "MOBILE"
    2019
    Alabastro, madera y hierro policromado
    94.5x68x36 cm
    Unica
    "MOBILE"
    2019
    Alabaster, wood and steel
    94.5x68x36 cm
    Unica
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    “HELLENISTIC FANTASY”
    2019
    Terracota
    55,5x46,5x36 cm
    Única
    “HELLENISTIC FANTASY”
    2019
    Terracota
    55,5x46,5x36 cm
    Única
    “HELLENISTIC FANTASY”
    2019
    Terracota
    55,5x46,5x36 cm
    Única
    “HELLENISTIC FANTASY”
    2019
    Terracotta
    55,5x46,5x36 cm
    Única
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    “GUARDIÁN”
    2019
    Fusta cremada
    104x39x28,5cm
    Unica
    “GUARDIÁN”
    2019
    Madera quemada
    104x39x28,5cm
    Única
    “GUARDIÁN”
    2019
    Madera quemada
    104x39x28,5cm
    Unica
    “GUARDIÁN”
    2019
    Burned wood
    104x39x28,5cm
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    “DAMA DEL CACTUS”
    2019
    Alabastre
    59x42x29cm
    “DAMA DEL CACTUS”
    2019
    Alabastro policromado
    59x42x29cm
    Única
    “DAMA DEL CACTUS”
    2019
    Alabastre policromat / Alabastro policromado / Polychrome alabaster
    59x42x29cm
    Única / Unique
    “LADY OF THE CACTUS”
    2019
    Polychrome alabaster
    59x42x29cm
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    “MADONNA DEL FRENCHIE”
    2019
    Resina policromada i fusta
    181x64x63cm
    “MADONNA DEL FRENCHIE”
    2019
    Resina policromada y madera
    181x64x63cm
    Única
    “MADONNA DEL FRENCHIE”
    2019
    Resina policromada i fusta / Resina policromada y madera / Polychrome resin and wood
    181x64x63cm
    Única / Unique
    “MADONNA'S FRENCHIE”
    2019
    Polychrome resin and wood
    181x64x63cm

CV - Biography: 

GERARD MAS
(1976, San Feliu de Guíxols, Gerona)

Studies in “Escola d'Arts Aplicades i Oficis Artístics Llotja“, Barcelona. Specializing in sculpture and stone carving. 1998-2001.
Graduated as Conservator and Restorer of Sculpture in “Escola Superior de Conservació i Restauració de Béns Culturals de Catalunya” Barcelona (1994-1998)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Galeria Pilar Riberaygua. Andorra.

2016    
“Brut Nature” Vila Casas Foundation. Barcelona, Spain.

2015    
“New Specimens” 3 Punts Galeria. Barcelona, Spain.

2010    
“Bustos i Bèsties” 3 Punts Galeria. Barcelona, Spain.

2008    
3 Punts Galeria. Barcelona, Spain.
Fine Arts Academy. Sabadell. Barcelona, Spain.

2005    
Mercè Palace. Girona, Spain.
Museu d’Història de la Joguina (Museum of the History of Toys). Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Girona,
Spain.

2004    
Sant Feliu de Guíxols City Hall, Spain.

2003     
Museu d’ Història de la Joguina (Museum of the History of Toys). Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Girona, Spain.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
“International Airport”. 3 Punts Galeria. Barcelona, Spain.
“Context NY” Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria. New York, USA.    
“Art Madrid”, Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria. Madrid, Spain.
“Hardware”. 3 Punts Galeria. Barcelona, Spain.

2016    
“Art Madrid”, Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria. Madrid, Spain.
“Flawless”. 3 Punts Galeria. Barcelona, Spain.

2015    
“Art15 London” Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria. London. UK.
“SWAB” Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria. Barcelona, Spain.
Group exhibition “Bites of Future”. 3 Punts Galeria. Barcelona, Spain.
“Art Madrid”, Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria. Madrid, Spain.
“Frankfurt Art Fair”. 3 Punts Galeria. Frankfurt, Germany.

2014     
“Art.Fair Cologne”. 3 Punts Galeria. Cologne, Germany.
“Art Karlsruhe”, Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria, Karlsruhe, Germany.
“Art Madrid” Art Fair, 3 Punts Galeria, Madrid, Spain.

2013    
“Art.Fair Cologne”. 3 Punts Galeria. Cologne, Germany.
“Ready to Jump”. 3 Punts Galeria. Barcelona, Spain.
“Art Madrid” Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria. Madrid, Spain.
“Art Karlsruhe” Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria. Karlsruhe, Germany.

2012     
“Art.Fair”. 3 Punts Galeria. Cologne, Germany.
“Berliner Liste” Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria. Berlin, Germany.
“Una inclinación natural”. 3 Punts Galeria. Barcelona, Spain.
 “Art Madrid” Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria. Madrid, Spain.

2011     
“Configuracions”. Galeria d’Art Pilar Riberaygua. Andorra.
“Art.Fair”. 3 Punts Galeria. Cologne, Germany.
“Berliner Liste” Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria. Berlin, Germany.
“Un sur trois”. Galerie La Cave. Geneva, Switzerland.
“Art Madrid” Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria. Madrid, Spain.

2010    
“ST-Art” Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria. Strasbourg, France.
“Art Fair 21” Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria. Köln, Germany.
“Berliner Liste” Art Fair. 3  Punts Galeria. Berlin, Germany.
“Stone Project”. The Pier Arts Center. Orkney, UK.
“A Love Story”. Don Manuel Palace. Évora, Portugal.
“Stone”. Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Wakefield, UK.
“Figurativas ’09”. Casa de la Provincia. Seville, Spain.
“Art Madrid” Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria. Madrid, Spain.
“Espacio Atlántico” Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria. Vigo, Spain.

2009     
“A l’ Entorn d’una Realitat”. Edifici Ter, Benito Artis. Manlleu, Barcelona, Spain.
“Muestra 4º concurso de Pintura y Escultura Figurativa ‘08” (4th Figurative sculpture and painting contest exhibition ‘08). Fundació Fran Daurel. Barcelona, Spain.
“Estampa” Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria. Madrid, Spain.
“Berliner Liste” Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria. Berlin, Germany.
“Galeria  Presenta...”  Girona, Spain.
“Stone Project”. Edinburgh College of Art. Edinburgh, UK.
“Realismo 09”. Galería Santiago Echeberría. Madrid, Spain.
“Art Madrid” Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria. Madrid, Spain.
“De Chillida a Sixeart”. Galería Manel Mayoral. Barcelona, Spain.

2008     
“3r concurso de Pintura y Escultura Figurativa ‘08” (3rd Figurative sculpture and painting contest). Fundació Fran Daurel.  Barcelona.
“La Realitat alterada”. 3 Punts Galeria. Barcelona.
“Berliner Liste” Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria. Berlin, Germany.

2007    
ST-ART Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria. Strasbourg, France.
ARTE LISBOA. Lisboa, Portugal.
PURO ARTE. Vigo, Spain.
“Catalunya Look”. Art Center Berlin Friedrichstrasse. Berlin, Germany.
“10 anys de Botó de Roda”. Capella de Sant Antoni, Torroella de Montgrí, Girona, Spain.
“Art Madrid” Art Fair. 3 Punts Galeria. Madrid, Spain.


2006     
“Arribades i Sortides”. 3 Punts Galeria. Barcelona.
PURO ARTE. Vigo, Spain.
MARB ART. Marbella, Málaga, Spain.
Galería Clave. Murcia, Spain.
INART. Girona, Spain.

2005    
“Un artista, un llibre” (“One artist, one book”). Botó de Roda, Torroella de Montgrí, Spain.
Palau de la Mercè. Girona, Spain.

2004
“Pretext: Dalí”. Botó de Roda, Torroella de Montgrí, Spain.
Fecit, Sant Feliu de Guíxols. Girona, Spain.

2003     
“IV Festival de la  Sculpture et du marbre de Saint Béat”. France.
Sant Feliu de Guíxols City Hall. Girona, Spain.

2002    
“III Festival de la Sculpture et du marbre de Saint Béat”. France.

2001    
Espace Bourdelle. Montauban, France.  
Sala Lola Anglada. Barcelona, Spain.

COLLECTIONS
 
Vila Casas Foundation. “Can Mario”. Palafrugell, Girona, Spain.
MEFIC Collection (Contemporary International Figurative Sculpture Museum) Murcia, Spain.
The Arts and Artists Foundation. Barcelona, Spain.

 

Information

GERARD MAS
IRONIC SUBVERSION  

Defining irony is not a simple task let alone detecting it. The meaning that comes from its Greek origen, has been changing throughout the times according to culture. Irony has been a resource used in many areas and has been profusely studied in literature and philosophy. This has not been the case in the visual arts, even though the artists, throughout time, have had in irony an extensive tool to approach reality and provoke the reaction of the public. The great master of irony in contemporary art was Marcel Duchamp, who with his ready-made included a certain sense of subversion. Irony is a mechanism used widely by contemporary artists because it delivers a critical view of reality and offers many keys to the participation. In the discourse of irony, the artist and the viewer are situated in the same scene, as both can enter in a space of possible misunderstandings and contradictions because there cannot be any guarantee that the public understand the original intention. The objective is being part of the game of accepting doubt. This mechanism has become the ideal one for the artists who aim to place doubt in a single discourse, since irony obliges us to reflect. Widely linked to the ironic subversion and the transgression of reality, the sculpture of Gerard Mas (Sant Feliu de Guixols, 1976) raises uncomfortable co-existences of elements that pertain to different worlds. These impacting coexistences which disconcert and trouble the receptor, a proposal which sides with the rupture and fracturing of established morphology. It is precisely this dialogue between the classic world and the contemporary, the past and the present, reality and fiction, the transcendental and the comical, the anthropomorphic and the zoomorphic, which produces these surprising images, due to the paradox, the enigma, the contradiction and the irony. Although his works has much esthetic affinity with tradition, the anti-conformist attitude of decontextualization gives a very personalized touch to his work which does not go unseen.  A classic figure and with monumental will, but created by unexpected juxtapositions which carry us to an ironic and oneiric reading at the same time. The several formal preoccupations have been at all times centred in the expression of materials used (marble, wood, resin) being the authentic protagonists, precisely because we discover in them all there primordial characteristics. A range of intervention in each one of the materials and their manipulation is in every instance subtle, painstaking and perfectionist in order to get a tactile and sensual voluptuousness. With an academical training, Gerard Mas resumes paintings from the latest gothic and the renaissance which converted into imaginary portraits with the objective to provoke exchanges and visual metaphors. The representation begs to come out of the canvas so that their visual tricks acquire a tridimensionality and corporeity. He practice the sculpture as a way of appropriation, creating dialogues between tradition and modernity, cult quotes translated with important touches of irony. Mas is interested in the image from the point of view of the visualization, emptying its historical significance, perhaps as a paradigm of the present understanding in which the image replaces the content. A linguistic exercise which consists in offering a new version of the already existing image, changing the code and altering the system, this is his principle key. The repertoire of visions from the past through expressive dislocations and the incorporation of disparate elements works to establish a dialogue with the art from the art, breaking any historical discourse. The titles of his works are all eloquent and specially the series of the Dames is a great example of the representation of absurd attitudes and grotesque situations; pieces of an esthetic ostentation completely anachronistic . Whilst the faces of the women are sweet and charming, soft and delicate, with pearly white skin, the wasps in an uncomfortable place in Dama de les vespes, (Lady of the wasps), a thermometer hanging from her lips in Dama del termometre (Lady of the thermometer), a chewing gum bubble in Dama del xiclet (Lady of the chewing gum) or the orthodontics in Dama de l’ortodoncia (Lady of the orthodontics), break the idealistic perfectionism of their crystalline beauty to put it next to the reality, the ugliness and human misery. One of his most impacting works is Dama de la rata; a related work of the Lady with an Ermine (a mamal from the family of mustelids), work of Leonardo da Vinci, that instead of holding and stroking in her hands this animal - symbol of purity because of  his white appearance - he holds a rat, an animal that is disgraced and cursed. Ultimately, associations, correspondances and displacements of those of Gerard Mas, which create situations of contrast and of shock which impact the spectator and force it to look for new formal and significant relations in the evocation of each proposal.

Conxita Oliver
Member of the Catalan Association of Art Critics