“Josep Maynou’s work is bound to curious storytelling – moments lost in translation and chance experiences, both real and imagined. From textiles and sculpture to drawings and video, each piece tells a witty tale of social exchange.
On his journeys across Europe, North Africa and Latin America, Maynou collects peculiar objects and personal stories from the people he meets in mountain farming villages, electronic repair shops, local bars and private homes. Mundane objects such as skateboards, toilet plungers and cigarette packs along with familiar symbols like the yin-yang and Nike swoosh are re-imagined, re-purposed and re-cast as characters in his tragicomic vignettes.
Maynou’s work explores the possibilities of chance and interpretation, with humor often carving the path."
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