Biography
Juan Luís Jardí
A mix of magic realism with certain influences of Pop Art and surrealism, Jardi's figures and themes illustrate the contrast is our lives and the doubts we are faced with as humans. He strives for his work to provoke feelings: nostalgia, melancholy, loneliness and a sense of uneasiness as well as feelings of euphoria and calm. Jardi's paintings offer a vintage perspective much like a trip into the past .
"Always both disquieting and attractive , the work of J.L. Jardí possesses an intense inner force; able to create a very special atmosphere, born of silence of technique, of space, of the absence of the figure even though it is often present. His characters are spectators who contemplate, while absorbed in thought, the reality that Jardí depicts. Stillness, space and the unknown. Perhaps what Jardí is painting is the future, what will happen; he creates a scene and poses a question. What path will events take ? Diverse possibilities are offered, but fate alone will decide. For now, we have the work´s inner power, always well wrought from a technical point of view." -Joan S. LLop, Critic of Art Juan Luís Jardí has exhibited internationally since 1983. He has received over a dozen awards for his art, including three Medals of Honor in the annual BMW Painting Prize. His art is permeated by a sense of nostalgia, rendered beautifully, realistically, and sometimes with elements of surrealism. Jardí lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.
Curriculum
Nacido en Barcelona en el año 1961. Tras pasar por la Academia Tárrega, se titula en Pintura Mural por la Escuela de Artes Aplicadas y Oficios Artísticos de La Llotja (Barcelona). Desde 1983 participa en diversas ediciones de ArteExpo (Barcelona), Arte Sevilla, Arte Santander, DeArte (Madrid) e Interart (Valencia), así como en colectivas a nivel internacional, en las galerías Revel de Nueva York, y Ann Nathan Art Gallery de Chicago (EE.UU), Fredéric Got de París (Francia), y en la Affordable Art Fair de Edimburgo (Escocia), Nueva York (EE.UU), Londres (GB), Niza (Francia), Bruselas (Bélgica), Estocolmo (Suecia).

Desde su exposición personal en 1979, su presencia es habitual en numerosas galerías catalanas: Art Mediterra.ni, Foga 2, De Caso, Negre, Belles Arts Mima, Xarxa d'Art, Gaudí, Gir-Art, Fortuny, Foz, El Claustre, Mar, Terraferma, Arimany i El Molí de l'Escala, Agora 3 ,así como en las salas Braulio ( Castellón), Puchol (Valencia), Salduva (Zaragoza), Xerión (La Coruña) Zúccaro e Ignacio Redondo (Madrid), Wally Workman (Austin, Estados Unidos).

Premiado en varias Muestras Juveniles de Artes Plásticas de Cataluña, y en los concursos de Pintura Joven de Melilla (1984). Círculo de Bellas Artes de Lérida (1985), Sant Lluc de Barcelona (1986), Villa de Palamós (Gerona, 1993), Medalla de honor del Premio BMW de Pintura (1994-97-2000), Villa de La Roda (Albacete, 2009), López Villaseñor (Ciudad Real, 2011),Valdepeñas (Ciudad Real, 2011), Virgen de Las Viñas (Ciudad Real, 2011), Focus Abengoa (Sevilla, 2012), Emilio Ollero (Jaén, 2014).
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