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Javier León Pérez

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Javier León Pérez (b. 1971 in Seville, Spain) specialized in painting, ceramics and bronze sculpture before completing a research MA in art at the Complutense University of Madrid. His artistic approach is inspired by Buddhist philosophy and Zen principles, which made him contemplate the ephemeral nature of existence. He expresses his ideas through painting, sculpture, and installations, exploring the delicate balance between structure and fluidity, individuality and unity.

 

Pérez’s pictorial works, created through repetitive process, evoke the concept of matter composed of indivisible particles forming a whole. The creation of these works is a daily personal ritual, akin to a sacred formula that requires intense physical and mental concentration. Another significant aspect of Pérez’s work is his use of ‘washi’, a Japanese paper with a translucent texture. Through folding and cutting this paper, Pérez creates precise arrangements, reminiscent of the intrinsic structures found in nature.

 

Javier León Pérez is the recipient of numerous awards in Spain and his work on Japanese paper was recognized in the Paper Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Museum Rijswijk in the Netherlands, the Biennale of Contemporary Art Lalin in Spain, and International Paper Arte Biennial of Shanghai 2021. Javier has held multiple exhibitions across Europe, with his first solo show in Hong Kong in 2015. He has participated in international art fairs, and his works have been acquired by important collections, including La Caixa Foundation (Spain), Galila`s POC Foundation (Brussels), Boghossian Foundation (Brussels), Fengxian Museum (Shanghai), and more.

Selected Works

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Javier León Pérez

The Origin of Consciousness 1, 2023

Oil on canvas

150 x 120 cm

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Javier León Pérez

Thousands of Layers over Reality 1, 2023

Oil on canvas

41 x 33 cm

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Javier León Pérez

Where Stars Are Born 1, 2023

Oil on canvas

50 x 40 cm

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Javier León Pérez

Where Stars Are Born 2, 2023

Oil on canvas

50 x 40 cm

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Javier León Pérez

Where Stars Are Born 3, 2023

Oil on canvas

50 x 40 cm

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