Josep Moncada: Submerged
Josep Moncada’s hypnotic paintings explore light’s interaction with water and the sensuality of the female form. Subtly voyeuristic in nature, his women, submerged in vibrant underwater landscapes, float weightlessly in a world rooted between reality and fantasy. With soft brushwork and heightened color, they communicate the memory of warm sun and summer days, but in a sense that is somewhat surreal and yet completely familiar. He states that his mission is to “awaken the consciences of those who want and are willing to do so.”
Moncada has participated in group exhibitions in Barcelona, Madrid, Menorca and Mallorca, earning first prize at the Festes St. Bartomeu, Ferreries (2001) and was voted ‘favorite artist’ at the Premi St. Antoni, Menorca in 2003, the year he was also awarded a scholarship by the Talens España.