Oil on paper
When I create my work, my main aim is to approach it from the pleasure of painting, generating a dialogue with my daily experiences and my environment. I maintain a close relationship between the people around me and the spaces in which I move, thus reflecting an everyday life that gives character to my work. I explore the human condition, without surrounding the person depicted in the social context, but I try to show the viewer the person portrayed without any kind of additives. I emphasize what I want to reflect through the tool of painting; the innate psychology and character of each of the protagonists”.
Artist’s Biographical Note
Javier Ruiz (Jaén, 1989) began studying Graphic Design in Jaén in 2007. In 2013 he studied Illustration in Madrid and in 2014 he attended a workshop on painting and colour theory in Los Angeles (USA).
Winner of several awards such as La Rural contest (2010) or the Bienal de Pintura deportiva de Burgos (2015), the artist has also received honourable mention in the Real Ateneo de Sevilla contest (2013) as well as in the MOD portrait contest (2014) and has been selected in FIGURATIVAS ’11 (2011) or Emilio Ollero Contest (2011).
Since 2015 he has had several solo exhibitions such as Identities at the Fundación Antonio Gala in Córdoba (2015), Torso, círculo, rama, at the Sala Juan Francisco Casas in La Carolina (2018), Hasta donde sé, at the Galería Víctor Lope in Barcelona (2021), WAX AND WANE (2021) and AERIAL VIEW OF HUMAN FREEDOM (2022) at The Curators Room in Amsterdam.