New York Metro, 2019
Oil on Canvas
24 x 31 in.
Available Lotton Gallery
Jesus Navarro was born in Jerez, located in southern Spain in 1952. By the age of twelve, his artistic talents led him to the local school of arts and crafts (Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Jerez) where he studied painting and sculpture. Concurrently, he also apprenticed with a locally renowned painter, Ramirez Toro. Toro extensively educated Navarro in the complex and intricate techniques of classical painting.
In 1971, Navarro moved to Barcelona where he began a phase of self-teachings, focusing on combining classical techniques along with his newly discovered interests in detailed formation of compositions. Three short years later, Navarro’s first exhibition was held in Zamora, Spain at the bank Caja de Ahorros. At the age of 25, Navarro partnered with other painters along with the City Hall of Barcelona to create the Escuela de Arte Tres en Raya where he was the director.
Throughout the eighties, Navarro exhibited his works in several exhibitions at galleries in Barcelona and his hometown. The most prominent exhibitions of this were shown at Galería de Arte del Corte – Ingles (Barcelona), Galería Canuda (Barcelona), and Galería de Arte Manuel Daza a (Jerez). He began traveling simultaneously to Mexico and Venezuela where he found inspiration for his work.
In 1996, Navarro’s work was part of a collective exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, Florida. The museum acquired a piece from this exhibition for their permanent collection.
Navarro’s work is now in high demand, as he tirelessly exhibits not only in Spanish cities such as Madrid, Torredembarra, Barcelona, and Majorca, Valencia and in Scotland, China and the United States. The art of Navarro is found in private collections in Europe, Asia, North and South America.
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