Gerard Mas

  • 3 Punts Galeria _ Gerard Mas
    "Ornitologies II". 2016
    Fusta de cedre policromada i bronze
    39x40x25cm
    Peça única
    "Ornitologies II". 2016
    Madera policromada y bronce
    39x40x25cm
    Pieza única
    "Ornitologies II". 2016
    Madera policromada y bronce
    39x40x25cm
    "Ornitologies II". 2016
    Polychromed cedar wood and bronze
    39x40x25cm
    Unique work
  • 3 Punts Galeria _ Gerard Mas
    "Guardian" (Pilcher). 2016
    Fusta de cirerer parcialment cremada
    100x40x40cm
    Peça única
    "Guardian" (Pilcher). 2016
    Madera de cerezo parcialmente quemada
    100x40x40cm
    Pieza única
    "Guardian" (Pilcher). 2016
    Madera de cerezo parcialmente quemada
    100x40x40cm
    "Guardian" (Pilcher). 2016
    Cherry wood, partially burnt
    100x40x40cm
    Unique work
  • 3 Punts Galeria _ Gerard Mas
    "Schrodinger's Cat". 2016
    Fusta parcialment cremada
    107x56.5x15cm
    Peça única
    "Schrodinger's Cat". 2016
    Madera
    107x56.5x15cm
    Pieza única
    "Schrodinger's Cat"
    2016
    Madera
    107x56.5x15cm
    "Schrodinger's Cat"
    2016
    Wood, partially burnt
    107x56.5x15cm
    Unique work
  • 3 Punts Galeria _ Gerard Mas
    "Ornitologies. Ocell I". 2016
    Fusta i bonze
    17x42x14cm
    Peça única
    "Ornitologies. Ocell I". 2016
    Madera y bonce
    17x42x14cm
    Pieza única
    "Ornitologies. Ocell I". 2016
    Madera y bonce
    17x42x14cm
    "Ornitologies. Ocell I". 2016
    Polychromed cedar wood and bonze
    17x42x14cm
    Unique work
  • 3 Punts Galeria _ Gerard Mas
    "Sarcòfag". 2016
    (Frontal)
    Fusta de roure parcialment policromada
    168x46x28cm
    Peça única
    "Sarcòfag". 2016
    (Frontal)
    Madera de roble parcialmente policromada
    168x46x28cm
    Pieza única
    "Sarcòfag". 2016
    (Frontal)
    Madera de roble parcialmente policromada
    168x46x28cm
    Pieza única
    "Sarcòfag". 2016
    (Front)
    Oak wood
    168x46x28cm
    Unique work
    Pieza única
  • 3 Punts Galeria _ Gerard Mas
    "Sarcòfag". 2016
    (Lateral)
    Fusta de roure parcialment policromada
    168x46x28cm
    Peça única
    "Sarcòfag". 2016
    (Lateral)
    Madera de roble parcialmente policromada
    168x46x28cm
    Pieza única
    "Sarcòfag". 2016
    (Lateral)
    Madera de roble parcialmente policromada
    168x46x28cm
    Pieza única
    "Sarcòfag". 2016
    (Side)
    Oak wood
    168x46x28cm
    Unique work
    Pieza única
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    “CALL LADY CENTER”
    2016
    Resina policromada
    48.5x37x21cm
    “CALL LADY CENTER”
    2016
    Resina policromada
    48.5x37x21cm
    “CALL LADY CENTER”
    2016
    Resina policromada / Polychromed resin
    48.5X37X21cm
    “CALL LADY CENTER”
    2016
    Polychromed resin
    48.5x37x21cm
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    “DAMA DEL TATTOO”
    2016
    Resina policromada
    48.5x37x21cm
    “DAMA DEL TATTOO”
    2016
    Resina policromada
    48.5x37x21cm
    “DAMA DEL TATTOO”
    2016
    Resina policromada / Polychromed resin
    48.5X37X21cm
    “DAMA DEL TATTOO”
    2016
    Polychromed resin
    48.5x37x21cm
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    "DAMA DEL DIT AL NAS"
    2014
    Resina policromada
    51x40x30cm
    "DAMA DEL DEDO EN LA NARIZ"
    2014
    Resina policromada
    51x40x30cm
    DAMA DEL DESO EN LA NARIZ
    2014
    Resina policromada
    51x40x30cm
    Ed. 7
    "LADY OF THE FINGER IN THE NOSE"
    2014
    Polychromed resin
    51x40x30cm
    Ed. 7
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    "DAMA DEL BRÒQUIL"
    2015
    Resina policromada
    53x39x19cm
    "DAMA DEL BROCOLI"
    2015
    Resina policromada
    53x39x19cm
    Bañista del Brocoli
    2015
    Resina policromada
    53x39x19cm
    Ed. 7

    "LADY OF THE BROCCOLI"
    2015
    Polychromed resin
    53x39x19cm
    Ed. 7
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    "GOS-DEÏTAT"
    2014
    Alabastre policromat i fusta
    63x71x28,5cm
    "PERRO-DEIDAD"
    2014
    Alabastro y madera
    63x71x28.5cm
    Dama de Chamonix
    2011
    Resina de poliester policromada
    50x41x24,5cm
    Ed.7
    "DOG-DEITY"
    2014
    Polychromed alabaster and wood
    63x71x28,5cm
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    "FRENCHIE"
    2013
    Resina policromada
    45x36x66cm
    "FRENCHIE"
    2013
    Resina policromada
    45x36x66cm
    Frenchie
    2013
    Resina policromada
    45x36x66cm
    Ed.7
    "FRENCHIE"
    2013
    Polychromed polyester resin
    45x36x66cm
    Ed. 7
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    "SARCÒFAG"
    2014
    Fusta policromada
    54,5x15,5x12cm
    "SARCÓFAGO"
    2013
    Madera policromada
    54,5x15,5x12cm
    Oveja suprematista (homenaje a Malevich)
    2014
    Marmol
    42x50x19.5cm
    "SARCOPHAGUS"
    2014
    Polychromed wood
    54,5x15,5x12cm
    Unique work
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    "SARCÒFAG" (detall)
    2013
    Fusta policromada
    54,5x15,5x12cm
    "SARCÓFAGO" (detalle)
    2013
    Madera
    54,5x15,5x12cm
    SARCÓFAGO (detalle)
    2013
    Madera policromada
    54,5x15,5x12cm
    SARCÓFAGO (detail)
    2013
    Polychromed wood
    54,5x15,5x12cm
    Unique work
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    "SEPULCRE COMESTIBLE"
    2011
    Resina policromada i porcellana
    6x24x36cm
    Ed. 7
    "SEPULCRO COMESTIBLE"
    2011
    Resina policromada y porcelana
    6x24x36cm
    Ed. 7
    Sepulcre Comestible
    2011
    Resina policromada y porcelana
    6x24x36cm
    Ed.7
    "Sepulcre Comestible"
    2011
    Polychromed resin and porcelain
    6x24x36cm
    Ed. 7
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    "DAMA DE BAQUERIA"
    2014
    Resina policromada
    49x39x21cm
    "DAMA DE BAQUERIA"
    2014
    Resina policromada
    49x39x21cm
    DAMA DE BAQUERIA
    2014
    Resina policromada
    49x39x21cm
    Ed. 7
    "LADY OF BAQUERIA"
    2014
    Polychromed resin
    49x39x21cm
    Ed. 7
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    "DAMA DEL PINTALLAVIS"
    2012
    Resina de polièster policromada
    46,5x37,5x21cm
    "DAMA DEL PINTALABIOS"
    2012
    Resina policromada
    48.5x37x21cm
    Dama de las avispas
    2010
    Alabastro policromado
    46,5x37,5x22,5cm
    Pieza única
    "LADY OF THE LIPSTICK"
    2012
    Polychromed polyester resin
    48,5x37x21cm
    Ed. 7
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    "DAMA DEL CHAMOMIX"
    2011
    Resina policromada
    50x41x24,5cm
    "DAMA DEL CHAMOMIX"
    2011
    Resina policromada
    50x41x24,5cm
    DAMA DEL CHAMOMIX
    2011
    Resina policromada
    50x41x24,5cm
    Ed. 7
    "LADY OF CHAMOMIX"
    2011
    Polychromed resin
    50x41x24,5cm
    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
    "Balancí per a Infants Porcestres"
    2007
    Resina policromada y fusta
    105 x 75 x 32,5cm
    "Balancí per a Infants Porcestres"
    2007
    Resina policromada y madera
    105 x 75 x 32,5cm
    "Balancí per a Infants Porcestres"
    2007
    Resina policromada y madera
    105 x 75 x 32,5cm
    "Balancí per a Infants Porcestres"
    2007
    Resina policromada y madera
    105 x 75 x 32,5cm
  • 3 Punts Gerard Mas
    "Nano"
    2012
    Alabastre rosat
    10.5x10x11.5cm
    "Nano"
    2012
    Alabastro
    10.5x10x11.5cm
    Nano
    2012
    Alabastro rosado
    10.5x10x11.5
    Pieza única
    "Nano"
    2012
    Pink alabaster
    10.5x10x11.5cm

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)

EXPOSICIONS INDIVIDUALS  •  EXPOSICIONES INDIVIDUALES  •  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.


EXPOSICIONS COL•LECTIVES  •  EXPOSICIONES COLECTIVAS  •  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.

COL•LECCIONS  •  COLECCIONES  •  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.

 

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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