Multidisciplinary plastic artist, creator of works with textile pieces, sculptures, drawings and videos, Josep Maynou spent his artistic residency in the Plaza Real in June to design the future tableware of Ocaña Restaurant.
Josep Maynou’s multidisciplinary approach comes together as a form of contemporary storytelling that situates itself beyond the traditional art formats, often leading to installations in contexts such as TV repair shops, private apartments, abandoned spaces, laundromats or second-hand stores. His rugs, like his posters or his lamps are inevitably transfigured when they enter the space of contemporary art but, once again, they become everyday objects and props for his performances.
Josep Maynou (b.1980, based in Berlin) studied Fine Arts at UB (Barcelona), Facultade Belas Artes Porto (Porto) and Middlesex University (London). Past solo shows include POPULAIRE. Curated by Arielle Bier, Lehmann + Silva, Porto (Portugal), Souk de Ouf. Metaxu, Toulon (France), Leisure (Bombon Projects, Barcelona 2017), Thing1, Thing2 (Broken Dimanche, Berlin 2017), Things: To do (Beverly’s, NYC 2017) or The Ninja from Marrackech (Galerie Suvi Lehtinen, Berlin 2015). Recent group shows include Alpina huus (Le Commun, Geneve 2017), How to do things (Lehman&Silva, Porto 2017), The inclination of the jungle (Junefirst Gallery, Berlin 2015) or DIN A33 (Galería Louis 21, Palma de Mallorca 2013). Recent performances include Pane Per Poveri (Laatrac, 14th Documenta, Athens 2017), Making Public Program (Fundació Tapies, Barcelona 2017) and at Material Art fair (Mexico City 2016).