Pep Codó

Sant Cugat del Vallés, Spain, 1946. Lives and works in La Floresta.

Codó’s artistic career has consisted, since the beginning, in an investigation of stone and its nature. Son of craftsmen, he soon discovered his passion for the arts.

He worked closely with his dad, who was a plasterer, and that enabled him to learn the necessary techniques to do sculpture. His first pieces were made of plaster, but he later moved on to working with marble and other stones. Artists such as Brâncusi, Jean Arp, and Noguchi will have a strong influence on his practice. Throughout his career, his works will acquire a more organic form, leaving behind cubic and more geometric shapes. His recent spheric pieces made of alabaster show Codó’s admiration for the sea and its movement.

He is constantly searching for a new way of expression through sculpture and is fascinated by the organic forms in nature. He doesn’t aim for a mimetic representation of elements, but rather interpreting them as the starting point of every one of his pieces. For the sculptor the process is not as important as the outcome, it is the final result that counts for him.

His work emanates a minimal aesthetic through the use of a conceptual language. His pieces suggest serenity and invite us to discover the beauty in organic forms and the pureness of geometry.

Exhibitions

Sobre Materia

Marzo 2020
Curriculum
Pep Codó

Pep Codó was born in Sant Cugat del Vallés, Spain in 1946. He currently lives and works in La Floresta.
He graduated in sculpture at Massana Fine Art School in university. In 1983, the Ministry of Culture awarded him with a scholarship for the promotion and investigation of visual arts.

Solo SHows
2020
Pep Codó, Centre Cultural de Terrassa, Terrassa, España.
2004
Pep Codó, Canals Galeria d’Art, Sant Cugat del Vallès, España.
2002
Pep Codó, Galeria Bruna Espai, Sant Cugat del Vallès, España.
2001
Pedra i Ferro, Claustros del Monasterio de Sant Cugat, Sant Cugat del Vallès, España.
1999
Pep Codó, Centre Cultural de la Caixa de Terrassa, Terrassa, España.
1994
Pep Codó, Casa de Cultura, Sant Cugat del Vallès, España.
1988
Pep Codó, Vorpal Gallery, New York, NY, USA.
1986
Pep Codó, Elizalde Gallery, New York, NY, USA.
Group shows
2020
Sobre Materia: Joan Alsina – Pep Codó , Espacio BCN, Barcelona, España.
2005
MMAC, Mollerusa Mostra d’Art Contemporani, Mollerussa, España.
2005
De Miró a Clavé, Museo de Sant Cugat, Sant Cugat del Vallés, España.
2004
Homenatge a Grau-Garriga, Museo de Sant Cugat, Sant Cugat del Vallés, España.
2002
16 Anys, 16 Artistes, Canals Galeria d’Art, Sant Cugat del Vallès, España.
1990
Bienal de Escultura de Matadepera, Matadepera, España.
1981
Praxis 81, Palacio de la Virreina, Barcelona, España.
Public sculpture
2003
Escultura en el Parque de las Esculturas KYONGGI, Corea del Sur.
1995
Escultura mural en el patio interior subrterráneo del edificio de La Pedrera, Barcelona, España.
1993
Conjunto escultórico en el Centro Cultural de Sant Cugat, Sant Cugat del Vallès, España..
1988
Escultura mural en el edificio social de Freixenet, Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, España.
Private and public collections
Walker Baur Collection, New York, USA.
Col·lecció Fons d’Art, Ajuntament de Sant Cugat del Vallès, España.
Americas Collection, Miami, USA.
Fundació Caixa de Catalunya, Barcelona.
Awards
2005
Forma parte de la comisión redactora del Plan de Escultura Pública de Sant Cugat del Vallés.
2003
Invitado por la KYONGGI CULTURAL FOUNDATION, participa en un simposio de escultura en Corea del Sur.
2000
Mención de honor en el concurso de de escultura de la Fundación Instituto Guttman en Barcelona.