Biography

In his material pictures, Jordi Alcaraz uses free forms to transport the multi-layered possibilities of perceiving reality. He works with images, words, and various materials, especially glass, mirrors, metal, stone, wood, paint, and books. Alcaraz, who is not only a painter but a writer as well, has published several limited-edition books.

As a young artist, he spent time in the museums of Barcelona studying Romanesque paintings, sculptures by Catalonian artists, and the works of his predecessors: Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Antoni Tàpies, and Eduardo Chillida. At the Musée de l’Homme in Paris, he extensively studied tribal art. At first, he focused on (figurative) sculptures and graphical editions. It was only later, in the 1990s, that he discovered his unique style. Again and again he has used mirrors, frames, and books to provoke confronting glances and to integrate his audience, giving new life to the great themes of classical painting such as self-portraits and still lifes.

Since the mid 1980s, Jordi Alcarez has been represented in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Europe, particularly in Spain. He has also released several limited edition artistic publications.

Works

Exhibitions

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Documents

Publications

Selected solo exhibitions

2019

Galeria Patricia Ready, Santiago de Chile

2018

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles

Gallery Torbandena, Trieste

2017

Antoni Tàpies. Jordi Alcaraz. Gino Rubert, Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin

Museu Can Framis, Fundació Vila Casas, Barcelona

Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona

2016

Gallery Nieves Fernández, Madrid

2015

Centre Cultural Contemporani pelaires, Palma de Mallorca

2014

Gallery Torbandena,Trieste

Insideout, Saint Rémy

2013

Gallery Stefan Röpke, Cologne

Gallery Jack Rutberg, Los Angeles

2012

Tomlinson Kong Contemporary, New York

Gallery Nieves Fernández, Madrid

Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona

2011

Gallery Nicolas Metivier, Toronto

Galerie Haas AG, Zurich

Galeria Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca

2009

Gallery Miquel Alzueta, Casavells, Girona

2008

Centre d’art Tecla Sala, L’Hospitalet, Barcelona

Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin

2007

Gallery Vértice, Oviedo

2004

Gallery Altxerri, San Sebastián

2002

Gallery Carl Vander Voort, Eivissa

Gallery Fúcares, Almagro, Ciudad Real

2001

Gallery Cànem, Castelló

2000

Sala Municipal D’Exposicions, Pineda de mar, Barcelona

Gallery Trinta, Santiago de Compostela

1999

Museu de Pintura, Sant Pol de Mar, Barcelona

Selected group exhibitions

2017

ARCO, Gallery Nieves Fernández, Madrid

Polígrafa obra gráfica, Barcelona

2016

Gallery Torbandena, Trieste

Art Lima, Gallery Nieves Fernández, Madrid

Surreal / Unreal, Jack Rutberg Gallery, Los Angeles

Art Basel Miami, Polígrafa obra gráfica, Barcelona

2015

Los Angeles Art show, Gallery Jack Rutberg

Clouds, Château des Princes de Croy, Roeulx

2014

Zona Maco, México Arte Contemporáneo

Boghossian Foundation, Villa Empain, Brussels

2012

ART HK, Hong kong

Pulse, New York

Volta 8, Basel

2011

Lamag, Los Angeles

Some Assembly Required, Assemblage & Collage, Gallery Jack Rutberg, Los Angeles

2010

Art Chicago, Gallery Nieves Fernández, Madrid

Cajas, gallery BAT, Madrid

2009

Art Basel, Ediciones Polígrafa, Barcelona

Art Cologne, Galleriel Haas, Zurich

2008

Fira de Bologna, Italien

Abstracció, Noves mirades, Centre Cultural Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca

2007

KOREA art fair, Galería Joan Prats, Barcelona

Visualkultur Cat, Museum für angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt/Main

2006

Art Paris, Gallery Nieves Fernández, Madrid

Toronto International Art Fair, Caroline Dimnik Contemporary, Paris

2003

Gallery Vértice, Oviedo

La Boîte en Valise, Tribute a Duchamp, Gallery Nieves Fernández, Madrid

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