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Javier Pérez / emerging

Javier Pérez is a Spanish visual artist, lives and works in Barcelona.

Presentation

His works are characterized by a certain syncretism, both in the method and materials used. Sculpture, photography, drawing, video and performance are used independently as well as together to create installations where interaction and exploration are essential.

With his work, Javier Pérez reveals his inquiries and reflections on mankind, using a language full of intense metaphor and imbued with a strong symbolism. His works contain an intrinsic dialectic, showing how weak can be the boundary between concepts seemingly opposite such as the natural and the cultural, the inside and the outside or life and death.

Biography

After studying Fine Arts at The University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (ENSBA), city where he settles between 1992-1997, Javier Pérez breaks into the international arts scene with his first individual exhibition at Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris in 1996 and a year later with his first museum exhibition at Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg.

His works are characterized by a certain syncretism, both in the method and materials used. Sculpture, photography, drawing, video and performance are used independently as well as together to create installations where interaction and exploration are essential.

hroughout his career, he has made use of all kind of supports: Organic materials such as intestines, hides, horsehair, parchment, latex and chrysalis; often fragile as glass and porcelain or solid as bronze and resin. All of them are used by the artist, demanding thus a high technical risk but allowing him at the same time to develop with total confidence and freedom his creative work.

His work has been largely exhibited in several galleries and museums, among them: Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museo Guggenheim Bilbao; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Palacio de Cristal, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Chapelle du Centre de La Vieille Charité, Marseille; Kunsthalle Wien; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; ARTIUM, Centro – Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria; Carré d’Art – Musée d’art contemporain, Nimes; Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg; Musée des Beaux – Arts de Rouen.

Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019
Javier Pérez: Pulsiones – Pulsaciones, Galerie Papillon

2018
Javier Pérez | Night Currents, KETELEER GALLERY
Revelaciones, Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona

2017
Javier Pérez | Brotes, Wilde | Geneva, Switzerland, Genève

2016
Vienna_Groundfloor: JAVIER PÉREZ – Vida, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg-Vienna, Vienna

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
Hanging, Galerie Papillon

2017
Glasstress Boca Raton, Fondazione Berengo, Boca Raton

2016
Decoding Scripture & Picture, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg-Vienna, Salzburg
GLASSFEVER – Contemporary Art in Glass, Fondazione Berengo, Dordrecht

Artworks