If there is anything which characterises the
Joan Millán’s painting it is the search of aesthetic
horizons. When he was 18, he travelled to Paris to have a direct
knowledge of the masters of the beginning of the 20th century. In
search of light, colour and forms, he travellled to the USA, Morocco
and India, where he improved his technique and found inspiration.
He adds to his pictures the vision of a publicist, his second profession.
With the acrylic painting, he settles in Barcelona, which is the
urban motor of disperse creativity. The monuments of the city, and
especially Gaudí and the Sagrada Familia, act as points of
reference for his specific studies. Hence “Contemplations”
, his exhibition about Gaudí, is born.
An aesthetic appreciation for the materials with which the Sagrada
Familia is constructed: stone and metal, is what inspired me to
create this work which contains a total of 18 paintings. Gaudí’s
typical coexistence of forms, the fixed and those in motion, the
finished and unfinished areas as well as the metallic structures
make up the Cathedral’s unique beauty, which I have tried
to represent in order to show the Sagrada Familia’s on-going