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 Alcaraz has been represented in numerous solo and group exhibitions.

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Solo exhibitions (selection)


2019 Galería Patricia Ready, Santiago de Chile 

2018 Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles

2017 Antoni Tàpies. Jordi Alcaraz. Gino Rubert, Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin | Museu Can Framis, Fundació Vila Casas, Barcelona

2015 Centre Cultural Contemporani pelaires, Palma de Mallorca

2013 Gallery Jack Rutberg, Los Angeles

2012 Tomlinson Kong Contemporary, New York

2011 Gallery Nicolas Metivier, Toronto | Galerie Haas AG, Zurich | Galeria Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca

2008 Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin

2000 Sala Municipal D’Exposicions, Pineda de mar, Barcelona

1999 Museu de Pintura, Sant Pol de Mar, Barcelona

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