Joan Pedragosa is from Catalonia (Badalona). From 1947 until 1950, he studied design and industrial aesthetics in Barcelona, and beginning in 1955 he worked in various advertising agencies, particularly with Oleguer Jacas.
In 1960-62 he worked in Lausanne for Ralph M. Chavannes and was responsible for Graphic Creations. This time in Switzerland marked an accelerated evolution toward pure geometric works. He became interested in the Russian constructivism of Kasimir Malevich and Vladimir Tatlin, and in the vanguard work of Eastern European artists. He was attracted to Italian Futurism.
In 1965 he was named a professor of “plastica publicitaria” in the Municipal Conservatory of Art in the Massana School. Throughout the 60’s and 70’s he continued designing corporate symbols and trademarks for companies.
By the 1980’s he was making tridimensional sculptures, using geometry to delimit the interaction between volume and space. He constructed a series of structures using the theories of Copernicus, also paying homage to Albert Einstein.
El Astrologo and Pasajero a Juneau were among his large sculptures. During the 1990’s he continued creating large sculptures, visiting not only Alaska, but Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. He had a period of intense creativity, and in 2002 his sculptures were presented in El Centro Cultural Cajastur. His sculptures traveled to Oviedo, Mieres, AvilÌs and Gijon. In 2004 his works were shown at ExposiciÛ Terrassa.
Joan Pedragosa died in 2005. In 2006 a retrospective of his work, “Espai Sense LÌmits” was held at the Museum of Badalona.