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ALFONSO FABRÉ DE BALANZÓ
“More than an artist, a transformer”
Alfonso’s works refer to the sea. They are a continuous memory of tides, brackish from different seas that he has crossed throughout his life as a sailor.
The sea, now, the Mediterranean, is present in his pieces, wood that the waves throw and that he, with the patience of a goldsmith, breathes new life into them. Fish, but also twisted roots, prickly pear shovels dried in the sun, fallen on the dry earth and which, without his intervention, would disappear.
And so, sea and land, essential Mediterranean, speak through pieces that contain an atavistic memory, that which sailed the seas like Ulysses and seek the shelter of a safe harbour.
Her passion for art begins, inspired by her father. Begins to create works from a boat while cruising the Caribbean
He settles in Mallorca, his homeland, where he can have a workshop and produce large works with wood from the sea. The first exhibitions begin...
Craftsmanship begins, such as fish-shaped tiles or the famous "Happys"
The stalls at craft markets and fairs such as the Sineu market begin
Alfonso currently lives and has his workshop in Porreres, where he continues to create new works