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GALERIE DOMINION

J O S E P   M A R I A   A V I L É S  BIO

b. 1942

Born in Barcelona, Avilés began his studies in 1964 at the prestigious Conservatorio de Artes Suntuarias Massana where he later served as Professor of Enameling and Drawing from 1970 to 1994. In 1969 he began to exhibit his work in many group exhibitions including the Salón de Mayo, Chile and other major venues in Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam and Vienna.

 

Avilés’ mixed media paintings are characterized by an architectonic manipulation of the space rooted in his appreciation and knowledge of the Russian Constructivists. His paintings are grounded in a combination of relief and flat structures which culminate in a diversity of concave forms. Avilés’ palette is fundamentally black and white with the addition, usually, of one other color; black expressing “the absence of clarity” and white “conserving the presence of space.” Because of the raised pictorial surface, the illumination of the work from oblique angles creates a multiplicity of shadows, the composition altering with the direction of the light source.

 

Within these bas-relief works created from ‘found objects’, Avilés creates an axial tension between the vertical and horizontal thrust of the composition referencing the landscape with horizontal space connoting the earth below and the sky above with the introduction of oblique elements to animate the stillness.

Exhibitions

2019 Centre Cultural Terrassa, Barcelona

2009 Art Basel Miami Beach, Landau Fine Art

2009 Art Basel, Switzerland, Landau Fine Art

2009 TEFAF Maastricht, Holland, Landau Fine Art

2008 Art Basel Miami Beach, Landau Fine Art

2008 Art Basel, Switzerland, Landau Fine Art

2008 Art Chicago, Landau Fine Art

2008 TEFAF Maastricht, Holland, Landau Fine Art

2007 Art Basel Miami Beach, Landau Fine Art

2007 Landau Contemporary at Galerie Dominion, Montreal

2007 Art Basel, Switzerland, Landau Fine Art

2007 Art Chicago, Landau Fine Art

2006 TEFAF Maastricht, Holland, Landau Fine Art

2004 Torre Muntadas, Sala d’Art Josep Bages, Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona

2004 Galería Àmbit de Barcelona

2004 Colección Testimonio

2003-2004, Ayuntamiento de Pamplona, La Caixa

2003 ARTEXPO, Barcelona

2003 Fundación Enciclopedia Catalana in colaboration with l’Omnium Cultural, Barcelona

2002 Galerie am Opernring, Vienna

2001 Galerie am Opernring, Vienna

2001 Galería Sodobne Umentnosti de Celje

2001 Obra Graphica, Solvenia

2000 Galerie am Opernring, Vienna

1999 Galerie am Opernring, Vienna

1999 Galería Estiarte, Obra Graphica, Madrid

1998 Galerie am Opernring, Vienna

1997 Manifesto Galería, Barcelona

1997 ARTEXPO, Barcelona

1997 Museo “Torre Vella de Salou”, Tarragona

1996 ARTEXPO, Barcelona

1996 I Biennale Internazionale, “Terrs d’Acqua” Salone Dugentesco Vercelli

1996 Biblioteca Cívica, Cigliano

1995 “Kunstrai”, Amsterdam

1995 Manifesto Galería, Barcelona

1995 Fiers d’Arte Moderna e Contemporánea, “Artissimo”, Turin

1995 Foire d’Art International Lineart, Gent

1995 “Llotja” homage to Picasso, Horta de San Juan

1995 Collective in Walter Bischoff Galerie, Hölderlinstr, Stuttgart

1994 Galería Lourdes Jáuregui, Zaragoza

1994 Fiera d’Arte Moderna e Contemporánea “Artissima”, Turin

1994 Foire d’Art International Lineart, Gent

1994 LA SALA, Sala de Exposiciones GELIDA, Barcelona

1994 Galería Canals, Obra Graphica, Sant Cugat del Vallés, Barcelona

1993 Galería Canals, Sant Cugat del Vallés, Barcelona

1993 Galería “H” Marbella, Malaga

1993 Galería Dubé, Barcelona

1993 EUROPA A MIRÓ, Sant Cugat del Vallés, Barcelona

1993 “X de X” a Joan Miró, Galería Canals, Barcelona

1992 Galería Canals, Sant Cugat del Vallés, Barcelona

1992 "Performance Dique Seco", Zona Franca Franca, Barcelona

1991 Galería d’Art 16, Olto, Gerona

1991 Galería Canals, Sant Cugat del Vallés, Barcelona

1991 Saló Internacional d’Art Gràfic Contemporani, Barcelona

1991 The International Contemporary Art Fair, London

1991 Galería Estilo, Barcelona

1991 Pintores d’avui a Can MULÀ, Mollet del Valles

1990 Antiguo Ayuntamiento, Tarragona

1990 Galería Dubé, Barcelona

1990 Galería Estilo, Barcelona

1990 Cinquena Fira Internacaional d’Art “ Art Jonction”, Niza

1990 The International Art Fair, London

1990 Exposición VIARÓ 25, Hotel Princesa Sofía, Barcelona

1990 Museo d’art Contemporàni, Bugar, Gerona

1989 Galería Esteban Duran, Tarragona

1988 Caja de Madrid Obra Cultural, Barcelona

1987 Casal de Cultura de Gelida, Barcelona

1986 Circulo Artístico de Sant Luc, Barcelona

1981 Sheffield Gallery, Chicago