Joan Bennassar

Last month I visited Joan Bennassar, an artist whose work I’ve recently fallen in love with!

Joan was born in 1950 in Pollença, a beautiful Mallorcan town dating back to the 13th century, located at the eastern end of the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains.

Joan’s work reflects his upbringing in the landscape of the Mediterranean; the hazards of the sea, danger of the cliffs, and the darker days of Pollença’s past where there was no electricity and hunger was a harsh fact of life. Pollença today is a travellers’ refuge, a space for peace and tranquility. It is also frequented by cyclists and serious walkers and home to one of our British cycling team’s training bases.

The image above shows some of the highlights of my time spent at Joan’s studio – he has a new exhibition “Where the Waves Break” where his sculptures transform the Seaside Promenade of Cala Rajada.  Do take a look at Joan’s website to find out more about this wonderful artist:  www.bennassar.com