Ansorena
Jesús Curiá
JESÚS CURIÁ 2021
5 March - 6 April
2021
The exhibition

Jesús Curiá (Madrid, 1969) is above all a sculptor by trade. In his workshop his hands recreate the different materials he works with: bronze, steel, iron, marble and wood. He is able to bring out the textural quality of each of them, and gives the patinas an almost infinite variety of subtleties, multiple treatments in the woods, and although, at first glance, it is a classic choice of material, he never fails to provoke the viewer with the daring combination and juxtaposition he makes of them.



The figure is the absolute protagonist in his iconography, it is a figure that does not have a defined face, it is in a state of constant transition. It tends to idealization and is reduced to the essential to put the focus on what he wants to evoke, and what he wants to evoke is above all beauty, a kind of timeless and ethereal beauty, but which is also tinged with an ambiguity between the modern and the ancient, with much emphasis on the ethnic, especially African and Asian. They are mysterious beings that exude a supernatural magnetism.



Among his works there are series that are repeated over time, such as his marble heads; the helicoid figures where the arms of the men are like propellers; the walkers, a series in which several figures carry wooden blocks, or the children playing, works in which the author plays with balance and form.



Jesús Curiá is a graduate and doctoral student at the Complutense University of Madrid. Since 2009 he has been a professor at the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria. He has exhibited internationally in places like Chicago, Cologne, Karlsruhe, Kuala Lumpur, Brussels, Amsterdam, London, Milan, Stockholm, Madrid, Paris and Bruges among others. During the last years he has had great success in International Fairs around the world and after collaborating with us for fifteen years, this becomes his first solo exhibition in Ansorena.



 



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Colective
10 March - 19 April
2022
Colective
21 October - 24 October
2021

ALCALÁ, 52 28014 Madrid - Calle de Alcalá, 52. 28014 MADRID · Opening times: 10-14 y 16.30-20.