• Ricardo Cotanda

    Galeria Joan Prats

    Ricardo Cotanda, one of the young generation of Spanish sculptors, populates his work with parodic images that he has stripped of their customary meanings. Cotanda’s inventions are secreted like invisible possibilities within other, preexisting objects with which we are more familiar. His media are simple, domestic, and typically local: blue canvas, plain unfinished wood, thread, mirrors, and buttons. These fragile and mundane materials are unusual in art, but Cotanda demonstrates that they are perfectly compatible with conceptually rigorous work.

    The new pieces resemble games in one respect,

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