Xavier Rodés

b. 1971 Barcelona, Spain

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Xavier Rodés (also written Rodes) was born in 1971 in Barcelona, Spain. He studied Art at EINA College, where he created a final project on the subject of “Industrial and Urban Landscape”. Today, he lives and works at his home and studio in El Masnou, a small town near Barcelona.

The ground-breaking treatment of light, precise drawing and thematic originality create Rodés’ distinguished and unique style. In spite of being a figurative artist, his paintings suggest non-conventional ideas, as he focuses on the composition and the chromatic harmony rather than pure description.

Following his first exhibition in 1996, he has exhibited his work at many galleries throughout Spain, most frequently at Sala Parés in Barcelona and Ansorena Gallery in Madrid. He has taken part in several international fairs such as those in Strasbourg, London and Madrid. His paintings are present in many private and public collections and in galleries worldwide, including USA, France, Switzerland, and Argentina.


EDUCATION
1994-96 Final Project “Industrial and Urban Landscape”
1989-94 Art Studies at EINA College
1986-89 Design Studies at Elissava Shcool

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Axelle Fine Arts, Boston
2012 PACÍFIC, Sala Parés, Barcelona
2011 CALMA, ANSORENA Gallery, Madrid
2011 20 paints, Galerie L´Ecusson, Montpellier, France
2011 Little Ones, Sala Parés, Barcelona
2011 Troballes, El Quatre Gallery, Granollers, Barcelona
2010 IMPÀS, Sala Parés, Barcelona
2010 RACONS, El Masnou, Institutional Exhibition, Barcelona
2009 Island Landscapes, ARTARA Gallery, Maó, Menorca
2008 EXPO, Sala Parés, Barcelona
2008 ENCARA, El Quatre Gallery, Granollers, Barcelona
2007 MAÑANA, ANSORENA Gallery, Madrid
2006 BLAVA, Sala Parés, Barcelona
2005 AÏLLAT, Sala Parés, Barcelona
2005 OILS, Estela Docal Gallery, Santander
2004 AIGÜES MORTES, NOLDE Gallery, Navacerrada, Madrid
2004 Landscapes, Sala Parés, Barcelona
2003 Exterior, 18 Gallery/Sala Parés, Barcelona
2003 Obra dispersa, Sadurní Gallery, Vic, Barcelona
2003 Dual, Kroma Gallery, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Girona
2002 FORA, Montcada Gallery, Barcelona
2001 IDEAL, MarcArt Gallery, Girona
2001 Terra, Sadurní Gallery, Vic, Barcelona
2000 GLOBAL, Montcada Gallery, Barcelona
1 998 DUES PORTES, Montcada Gallery, Barcelona
1997 POST-INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPES, Municipal Museum of Badalona

SELECT GROUP SHOWS
2013 Winter Group Show, Axelle Fine Arts, New York
2012 Axelle Fine Arts, New York
2012 Zurbarán Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2012 La Cave, Geneva, Switzerland
2012 Veronese Gallery, Nantes, France
2011 International Fair of Strasbourg
2011 L´Ecusson Gallery, Montpellier, France
2011 La Cave, Geneva, Switzerland
2010 International Fair of Strasbourg
2010 La Cave, Geneva, Switzerland
2009 International Fair of Strasbourg
2009 La Cave, Geneva, Switzerland
2008 La Cave, Geneva, Switzerland
2008 Contemporary Art Fair in London with ANSORENA Gallery
2008 Wally Findlay Gallery, New York