Yoyo Balagué

“I grew up surrounded by the exuberant landscape of the Baix Emporda/ Catalunya, near the Mediterranean sea.  I developed a deep passion for the natural world. I see myself as a land artist, working within and with nature.

Coming from a background in textile design, I became an artist with painting and engravings in the mid 90s while living in Barcelona.

Having a multidisciplinary approach in research and practice, I focused on ceramics. Developing a personal take on the thousands of years of pit firing technique, I found the perfect channel for my vision of bringing together the earth and the elements with my spirit, crafts and thoughts.

While experimenting and observing, while trying to match the micro- with the macro-cosmos I incorporate the natural elements of wood, fire, water and air from my daily surroundings into this process of creating and finishing my unique artworks.

Everything I do is motivated by a deep love for all things spiritual. For myself, a perfect product is never just an object, but rather a natural fusion between the essences of natural resources  and mankind. I approach my work as a way of life: the search for an essential and primordial state, the search for simplicity.”

Yoyo Balagué