Bio

He was born in Paris in 1965. He moved with his family to Spain in 1968. In 1979 he began his first paintings and works in etching in a self-taught way. Between 1983 and 1988 he studied at the Barcelona School of Fine Arts, graduating in painting. At that time, he dedicated himself to painting in his first workshop, in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. In 1989, he began -also self-taught- to make his first sculptures, initially in plaster and bronze. In 1995, he began casting in iron, one of his favorite materials. Since 1996, the year he opened his first workshop in New York, he has lived in various cities. In Madrid, in 1998, he made his first monumental works in iron. In 2010, he left his New York workshop to open one in London at the same time as another in Mexico City.

In 2001 his first exhibition took place in New York, at the Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea. In 2002, he spent four months in Rome as Emeritus Pensioner of the
Spanish Academy. That same year he had exhibitions in Cartagena de Indias and Vienna, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain. In 2008, he produced a set of ten monumental iron sculptures and a large boat -titled Guardians and

Departure, respectively-, which were exhibited for the first time in the gardens of the Palais Royal in Paris, in a show organized by the Ministry of Culture of France, which was later also exhibited in the historic center of Malaga and Seville, on the Paseo del Prado in Madrid and at the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM) in Valencia. In recent years, his large sculptural groups have been shown in spaces such as the Santo Domingo convent in Cartagena de Indias, the Saatchi Gallery in London, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, the Warehouse 421 in Abu Dhabi, as well as in the Historic Center of Mexico City -in the Plaza de Seminario, the Templo Mayor Museum and the Cultural Center of Spain-, as well as in the Cabañas de Guadalajara Cultural Institute, and in the Cecut in Tijuana.

His work has been the subject of individual exhibitions in galleries in cities such as New York, Mexico City, Caracas, Buenos Aires, Paris, London, Düsseldorf, Beirut and Dubai. He currently resides in Mexico.

 

See works in Artsy

 

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Eleonora, 2016

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Cabeza nubia, 2011

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Eleonora, 2017

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Guardian, 2017

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Geisha, 2017

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Pareja tumbada, 2017

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Mi Colima 3, 2012

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Éxodo, 2017

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Couple, 2019

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Eleonora, 2021

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Couple, 2015

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Corazón, 2015

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Keepers, 2021

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Eleonora, 2014

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Guardián, 2022

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Eleonora, 2022

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Eleonora, 2022

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Guardián, 2022

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Guardián, 2022

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Eleonora, 2023

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