By Vincent Echenique (Twitter @VinceEchenique Instagram: @FFmvincent)
Perecoll, Spanish sculptor, painter and goldsmith artist, is a fascinating character whose passion for creating transcends the meaning of work. He describes himself as inspired creator and passionate worker.
The beginning of his artistic career dates back to times when he flirted with art without wanting to be part of it. "It started out by chance. I got into jewellery, cutting brilliants. As the time passed, I felt it was necessary for me to create my own jewels, and I started to design them. Thus, I ended up painting, thanks to a man who showed me the basics of it", Perecoll responded when asked about his beginnings.
Some call it destiny. Perecoll realised how good he was at painting and sculpting when his friends convinced him to participate in a painting competition. Financial resources for the competition materials were scarce, but he somehow raised some money and joined the contest that he clearly won.
Painting remains his passion but Perecoll says "all ways leads to scupture". The artist has a profound special love for the process of creation, the pure act of dealing with art. His works are unique, they represent a sense of clear expressions of the human being and his environment. Perecoll says that, specially in painting, he started as an activist for justice. Back then, the confrontation with Franco´s totalitarian regime in Spain led him to reflect all this on his pieces, it was a way of digesting and processing what was happening and searching answers. It was a dark episode in Spain´s history. Ironically, darkness and beauty of the black colour are Perecoll´s trademarks. The use of black as the one colour is for him the tool to achieve volume and bulk form, they are, as he said, mere outlines for sculpture works, based on his premise of sculpture as the real destination of any kind of art.
Brussels, Munich, Paris, London, Madrid, Barcelona, Miami, Tokio, amongst other cities, have been centres of his exhibitions. Perecoll likes it simple though, and resides in his hometown Mataró near Barcelona, where many of his pieces can been observed in public areas. This nature loving man declares himself as hard working. "I love working and doing what I do", he concluded.
For more information about Perecoll's work, please visit www.perecoll.info