ALBERT PINYA, A FRIEND
Palma de Mallorca, April 3rd 2020
Here I am, in front of the computer, writing the message that my dear “boss” Martina asked me to. Normally I don’t like doing this kind of things, l but I have a lot of respect for her. I am not an exhibitionist and I have no desire to appear. I have no social networks and not even WhatsApp, nothing. I am a person who prefers to listen than to speak. In fact, that’s why I paint: I don’t have to talk. However, the friendship and respect I have for Marti, and the admiration for her absolute professionalism, is the reason why I’m here, now, to write these lines.
I was born in the city of Palma, on the island of Majorca (Balearic Islands, Spain), in 1985. I am 100% Mediterranean. Interestingly, I was born on a Sunday. Don’t they say that creatives are born on Sunday? In Italy, people know me as Il Pinya, in a loving way, because for several years I also worked here, thanks to the support of the collector Emilio Bordoli who put me in contact with many people, many of them wonderful, and opened me up to an international professional path.