Doble espacio rosa (Double Pink Space)

Joan Hernández Pijuan

Barcelona, Spain, 1931 - 2005
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    Oil on canvas
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    Overall: 146 x 234,5 cm / Each part: 146 x 114,5 cm
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Joan Hernández Pijuan worked in the field of abstraction from the outset. Space and void are the protagonists of an oeuvre marked by detailed study of scale, proportions and measurement. Equally characteristic is his economy of technical means and his command of monochrome, and his use of black as a colour starting in the second half of the 1950s, when he put into practice some of the approaches derived from North American Action Painting. Doble espacio rosa (Double Pink Space) documents the moment in which, according to statements made by the artist, he found a particular language in which to deepen his spatial investigation. In the works dating from this period there is a predominance of empty surfaces and dividing lines that create fragmented planes, supported by the memory of the open spaces of the places associated with his childhood: the Segarra region of Lérida, Catalunya, and the country house Masía de Folquer, where he lived as a child and would set up his studio later in life. Over his long career he progressively shows greater correspondence between his plastic creation and space, more colour modulation, and a deeper dialogue with the support medium, whose material, qualities and texture are basic elements of the essential image projected.