“After Earth, Everything”

05 Jul 2017 - 06 Aug 2017
6:00 - 8:00 PM

The opening of “After Earth, everything” Exhibition by Spanish artist Xavier Mascaró

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The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Instituto Cervantes in Amman and the Embassy of Spain cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition “After Earth, everything”, by Spanish artist XAVIER MASCARÓ, under the patronage of Her Excellency Mrs. Hala Bsieso Lattouf -Minister of Social Development.

The exhibition includes a selection of 12 sculptural works of varying sizes, as well as three drawings from the artist’s private collection, which was chosen to tour within two years in many Institute of Cervantes’ centers around the world, starting at Amman.

This exhibition is presented by art historian Carmen Fernandith Ortiz, who organized the exhibition in all its details. She says in the introduction of the exhibition’s brochure: “Mascaró makes human and animal head and body, and when they’re born they’re alone, but he leaves them to grow together. He puts them in boats to start spontaneous journeys, It takes them to new heights, stories that vividly describe the art of silhouettes, with the beauty of the used materials and the their harmony, where ceramics blend with iron, metals with paper paste .. ”

Different global concepts and subjects appear in the artist’s works such as heads, masks, boats, human and animal bodies… The artist has the ability to move from one form to another smoothly, like the free creator who is tirelessly looking for symbols that represent what we can not understand with logic only, using iron, aluminum, porcelain, glass and paper, and leaving it to coexist in harmony.

Xavier Mascaró was born in Paris in 1965, and three years later his family moved to Barcelona. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Barcelona, ​​currently traveling in residence and work between Madrid and Mexico. At the beginning of his career he lived in New York and later in London. In 2002, he received the Best Theater Design Award at the Valencia Festival for his cinematic play work “Letter of Love” by Fernando Arapal, which was exhibited at the National Center of Drama – Queen Sofia National Museum of Art. In 2003, the Spanish Academy in Rome awarded him an honorary retirement. His artworks were exhibited in major European and American cities, the most important of which were exhibitions at the Valencia Institute of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Salta, the Recoleta Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, and in 2014, “At the Saatchi Gallery in London.

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