Jordi Prat Pons performs his work with a masterful wink to sculpture. From pieces of billboards, posters and newspapers, Prat Pons creates a textured universe that seems to give life to their creations, giving them an amazing contemporaneity, especially when the underlying theme of the painting has a great classical form as seen in his series about classical sculptures. Another feature to highlight the work of Prat Pons is the artist's desire to dignify unused objects and icons, as the series of advertising posters from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Approaching in a conceptual way to the hyper-realism, he exalts everyday objects forgotten by time. It is possible to see a turn towards pop art, but the absence in his works of any criticism to the mass market and to the uncontrolled consumption, indicates that the path followed is another.
"I paint with papers, I cut them, I let them grow old, I mess them up, I mix them up, and when they are already at the point I want, I give them the leading role I've been looking for.
I like to reproduce the world that surrounds me, always the closest: plates, cans, drinks, posters ... all these everyday objects, are a window through which feelings travel to the past. Finishing one picture gives me a sense of release, but at the same time it pushes me to start another."
-- Jordi Prat Pons