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XFlash (Jesus Gil Fernandez)

Born Place: Hessen, Alemania Birthdate: 1970 Creative environment: Madrid Artist Web Formation:

Graduate in Applied Arts, Specialising in Artistic Forging. Escuela de Artes Aplicadas y Oficios Artísticos de Zamora [School of Applied Arts and Artistic Trade of Zamora] (1989). Curso Arte y Paisaje [Art and Landscape Course] led by Javier Maderuelo (2002). Creative Installation of Exhibitions. Francisco Pérez Valencia. Instituto Superior de Arte [Higher Institute of Art], Madrid (2005). Course on Digital Art and Video Art led by Donald Kuspit (2005).

Awards and Honours:

Honourable Mention at National Sculpture Competition, Real Villa de Arganda (1997). Certamen Autonómico de Artes Plásticas de Castilla y León [Castile-Leon Visual Arts Competition]. Shortlisted for X Regional 'Young Artists' Painting Competition. Caja de Ahorros Municipal de Burgos (1994). Caja España Sculpture Prize (1993).

  • ABOUT THE ARTIST

His creativity, concept of art and own alias have been evolving through his experimental artistic process, beginning with artistic forging, moving on to video sculpture, projections and visual and sound sensations, before the final step at Objectivo Design-Maker, the workshop where García Casado –taken from his grandmothers' surnames– currently transforms objects into emotions. At the beginning of the nineties, however, his academic training led to the creation of "very formal and composition-based" bronze abstract pieces, according to the artist himself, in which a regenerative impulse (name of one of his small-scale pieces –Impulso Regenerador– ) could be observed and which transcended norms and set the DNA of a visionary artist in the new trends of the 21st century. XFlash, the name by which he went by in that era, "perfectly grasped technique". As he explains, he began to work in the Capa Foundation "collaborating on pieces by great contemporary sculptors such as Oteiza, Leiro or Venancio Blanco and on restoring artistic heritage, such as the fountains of the Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso in Segovia. Consequently, progressing towards "movement, to conceptually recovering discarded materials" proves rather simple for him. Today he continues along this path boosting new life into artistic creation and designing and manufacturing parts of furniture and domestic utensils using non-conventional materials.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2009. Microcosmos Mutantes [Mutant Microcosms]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS


2013. Pop up GRN. Palacio de los Patos, Granada.


2012. Harmonía, una ópera comestible [Harmony, an edible opera]. Diseño de iluminación [Lighting design]. Matadero Madrid.


SeAlquila/Mercado [For rent/Market]. Multidisciplinary cultural project. Mercado de la Cebada. Madrid.


2011. News 11. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


BYOB. Matadero Madrid.


Dibujando escultura [Drawing sculpture]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


Just Madrid. Fast Gallery, Madrid.


2010. Selección 10. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


2009. Invierno 09 [Winter '08]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


2008. INVIERNO 08 [WINTER '08] Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


Microcosmos Preview. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


IPD Inducing the Pleasure Dreams. Justo Bagüeste. Expo Zaragoza 2008.


Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid. Paralelo 08 [Parallel 08] Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


AAF London Spring Edition. Capa Esculturas. London, UK.


2007. Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


Trash of Dreams – Plurals. La Casa Encendida, Madrid.


2006. Clandestino Festival. Göteborg. Sweden


2005. D-Evolution. Veruela Abbey, Zaragoza.


Index Dubai 2005. United Arab Emirates. Capa Esculturas.


2003. Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


2001. Capa Esculturas inauguration. Brussels, Belgium


2002. Amabilidades [Kindness] site-specific Project.


La Fábrica, Madrid.Lineart Internacional Art Fair. Ghent 2002. Capa Esculturas.


1997. Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


1996. Estampa [Print]. Salón Internacional del Grabado y la Edición de Arte Contemporáneo [International Printmaking and Contemporary Art Fair]. Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


1995. Inclusion in Capa Esculturas. Madrid.


1994. Arte em Zamora Exhibition: Pintura e Escultura Dos Seculos XIX e XX [Painting and Sculpture in XIX and XX Centuries]. Guimares, Torres Novas, Santarem, Lamego, Coimbra, Porto, Lisbon.


1993. Desplegando Estelas [Unveiling Trails]. Galería Ovalo. Zamora.


1989. Encuentro-Exposición [Conference-Exhibition]. Schools of Applied Arts and Artistic Trade of Castile-Leon.


WORKS PERMANENTLY ON DISPLAY:


Caja España Collection.


Instituto de Estudios Zamoranos "Florián de Ocampo" [Zamorano Institute of Studies].


Junta de Semana Santa. Zamora. Centenario del Fallecimiento del Imaginero Ramón Álvarez [Centenary of the Death of Religious Image Maker Ramón Álvarez].


Private collections in Madrid, Barcelona, London and Rotterdam.


AWARDS AND COMPETITIONS


1997. Honourable Mention at National Sculpture Competition, Real Villa de Arganda


1994. Certamen Autonómico de Artes Plásticas de Castilla y León [Castile-Leon Visual Arts Competition].


Shortlisted for X Regional 'Young Artists' Painting Competition. Caja de Ahorros Municipal de Burgos.


1993. Shortlisted for IX Regional 'Young Artists' Painting Competition. Caja de Ahorros Municipal de Burgos.


Caja España Sculpture Prize.


1992. Shortlisted for XI Biennial of Painting, City of Zamora.


1990. Shortlisted for X National Painting Competition, City of Arganda, Madrid.   


TRAINING


2005. Course on Digital Art and Video Art led by Donald Kuspit.


Creative Installation of Exhibitions. Francisco Pérez Valencia. Instituto Superior de Arte [Higher Institute of Art], Madrid.


2002. Art and Landscape Course led by Javier Maderuelo.


1989. Graduated in Applied Arts, Specialising in Artistic Forging. Escuela de Artes Aplicadas y Oficios Artísticos de Zamora [School of Applied Arts and Artistic Trade of Zamora]. 


 


Works by Xflash (Jesús Gil Fernández)

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