Born in Pamplona in 1960, Javier lives in Villava, where he also has his study. A self-taught artist, he has focused on sculpture for the last 12 years. His day job is as an airplane technician and lifelong learning monitor.
He has exhibited his work on 6 occasions: Zuasti Palace, Tafalla Culture Centre, Villava Culture Centre, Zizur Culture Centre, Deproart, and now at Canvas Art Gallery.
He shall shortly exhibit in Bilbao and Madrid.
His work has evolved towards the volumes he is currently exhibiting. He uses very pure and highly translucent alabaster, little to do with the usual ideas people have of this underappreciated material, which has been used since antiquity. Alabaster and light go hand in hand.
Javier’s line of work is geometric abstraction, based on the right angle, the square and the cube. With these few elements and the various ways of lighting them it is possible to create a wide variety of spatial possibilities, which have gradually become a personal language of Javier’s, marked by his own homogeneity and visual delicacy.
The almost-surgical treatment of preparing and assembling the pieces is a part of the final building of the artwork; the other part is studying the lighting possibilities in order to achieve different effects.
The sculptures work on their own but when they are placed on a lit surface and the light enters them, the magic of spaces of light and shadows that definitively hooks the spectator truly comes into being.
These are timeless pieces, as timeless as geometry and light. They are kind pieces, which work by induction, which invite serene, reflective, meditative, contemplation, making the light and shadow spaces inhabitable; they have a resounding effect.