The gallery is open from Monday to Friday, 11 to 13.30 h. and by appointment.
A visit to Jordi Pintó studio
How would you define your work?
I would say it is quite unclassifiable. It is figurative, but not realist. I draw inspiration from many sources and styles: naïve art, cubism, expressionism, comic, surrealism, pop art, etc. In the end, I mix it all up to try to create a very personal universe flooded with magic, joie de vivre, love and humour.
Could you tell us about your creative process?
I read, listen to music, stroll, watch movies, visit exhibitions… well, I simply live and do a lot of unproductive stuff (he laughs). At some point, a wish to communicate something arises, and I capture it on a small piece of paper. Then, I elaborate and work on the drawing until I transfer it to a canvas and I start colouring it in a very intuitive manner. At some point of the process I start getting bored: that is the moment when I stop painting; the work is done and I move to something else.
How and why did you start painting?
When I had to choose what to study my preferences were architecture or design. Yet, I had an important health problem and had to undergo a serious life-or-death surgery; there I felt abandoned my body. I floated above the doctors and was overwhelmed by an indescribable happiness. I heard a voice saying: “Jordi, you have to come back, you have a lot to paint”. I came back to my body amidst terrible pains. After the postoperative period, I decided I was going to be a painter and I enrolled to study Fine Arts. It sounds a bit unbelievable, but that is how it went. Art and painting has only given me good things ever since.