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JAVIER INFANTES

February 1 - 10, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 1st, 5-7 PM

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Javier Infantes understands creativity as a language of experimentation, as a method of investigation and as an acquisition of knowledge. He is interested in traveling into our inner selves, towards discovering what we are: thought, emotion, feeling, and memory, giving more importance to the paths. From which he learns from, rather than the place he will go.

“Perhaps we are what we remember…the recollections make us who we are,” he says.

The works presented in this exhibition are images that, from his personal artistic point of view, "talk" about the landscape and architecture of human wishes and dreams. He likes for his works to get into all those places where our emotions and feelings are built and experienced and also where our memories are stored. Works that attempt to approximate the vast internal rich textures of which our recollections and longings are made.

Resin in his paintings plays the role of storage. It is a metaphor for the transparent container that holds recollections and memories. Colors, shapes, and textures represent our emotions, feelings and memories that find themselves floating free on the viscosity of the resin that finally manages to trap them and keep them intact and unchangeable forever.

Javier Infantes was born in Estepona, Spain. And has been living in NYC since 2007. He studied painting, graphic design, photography and drawing in Spain and the US.  He worked as an art teacher and interior decorative painter in Spain. His work has been published in various Spanish media including ABC Newspaper and Claves de Razon Practica, El Viejo Topo and Extramuros. He illustrated texts of Noam Chomsky, Stephan Jay Gould and the former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodfiguez Zapatero among other illustrious public figures.Infantes has exhibitions in galleries and art shows both in the United States and international locations.

He has had solo exhibitions at Stoa Gallery in Spain, Chrystoph Marten Salon in New York, Aeon Logic Art Gallery in New York, Spanish American institute in New York, Miramar Gallery in Spain and Cultural Center of Estepona in Spain.