Joan Coderch and Javier Malavia, aka Coderch & Malavia, are a duo of artists based in Valencia, Spain, specializing in figurative sculptures. In their series Emotions in Bronze, beautifully pigmented with patina, they explore the beauty and the power of the human body and their expressions in motion.
Coderch & Malavia is a sculpture project in which the human body is at the core of the plastic discourse. A universe of meaningful forms centred on the idealised human figure. And a clear horizon: Beauty as an everyday tool. Joan Coderch and Javier Malavia came together in 2015 to carry out sculptural work featuring a refined technique, which is present from the modelling in the studio to the final piece cast in bronze. (…) Their project stands out due to its honesty and authenticity: they explore different human attitudes to life, in which mimicking nature, the search for emotion through the work, the revealing of the feelings that direct man, the encounter between the figure and posture, and the combining of beauty and discipline feature prominently. The human being is at the core of their art.Coderch & Malavia