Jordi Gonzàlez Castelló
Contact: +34 609503760, firstname.lastname@example.org, Instagram: @jordimaltese, Flickr
I like the Japanese Wabi-Sabi aesthetic principle which is very characteristic of my work. An incomplete or imperfect finish, organic materials, showing the passage of time, simplicity, humility, sadness, wildness. I like concreteness, spontaneity and subtlety of poetry. I love beauty, even if the work is transgressor or dirty, it must be well made and having pleasing forms to the senses. I like to feel the passage of time (discourse and object) therefore I usually work with analog materials such as found and organic materials, photographic or cinematic film, and also I love to use obsolete techniques and old tools. I like to mix techniques and I prefer the public space for the art praxis rather than galleries.
Jordi González was born in Barcelona in 1975. He studied design (illustration), cinema and philosophy (PhD) in Barcelona, Warsaw and Krakow. As an artist, he has worked in a multidisciplinary way and has exhibited in Catalonia and Poland where he resided ten years.
Since the beginning of his career, in the 90s, he has been linked to various graphic techniques such as xylography in a free or unconventional way, adding to the prints a hand finishing (drawing or painting) having as a result single originals. A constant of his work is the wabi-sabi aesthetic, because he uses decayed or aged materials with an imperfect finish. This is due to the oriental influences, especially from Japan, a country that has visited twice, and because he is an occasional hajin and practitioner of Zen meditation for more than a decade.
In the year 15, the artist felt an undeniable fascination for Land art. Starting with small interventions on the beach or in the woods, in a short time, he was incorporating materials and consolidating his own language in sculptures and installations of greater dimensions in different spaces of the Spanish geography. In the year 17 and 19, he took part in the Andorran Biennial showing works that summarizes his interest for the sacred and the ritual in relation with human beings and nature.
Simultaneously with the artistic work, during the last fifteen years, he has developed considerable career as an Illustrator, filmmaker and professor in several universities in Barcelona. He has published often theoretical and research texts in visual arts.
He currently lives and works in Masnou.