Jacobo Gavira, Madrid-Spain, 1970.
Born in a family closely related to art, has a very early plastic training, studies design and soon picks brushes, with almost twenty years makes his first exhibition of painting in Madrid. In addition to exhibiting his work in renowned galleries and cultural centers in Spain such as "La Caja Negra" and "La Casa Encendida", Jacobo Gavira also exhibits in countries such as the United Kingdom, Italy, Philippines and Morocco. His work focuses mainly on the continuous exercise of painting that makes transformation a process of knowledge and maturity, generating a language and a style consolidated and recognizable since many years. With the figuration and later the abstraction and the gestual-sign near expressionism and themes such as bullfighting and characters and atmospheres that merge into the diffuse in living spaces for consciousness, Gavira does not stop painting, because for this painter to paint is a vital need that can not fail to realize. In the paintings and illustrations of this artist, the drawing tool is an important element that structures the passions and the inner world of an artist committed to his vocation, an artist who designs and manufactures his own frames. Gavira lives in the city of Madrid and is inspired by Madrid. The color, the force of the brushstroke, the movement and the predominant light in his works reminds us the Madrid landscapes. The energy and control of color and palette in various formats and micro-formats generate masses without form composed of small stains like characters piled up in almost orgiastic situations. Jacobo Gavira presents us works as maps, as views of the earth from a satellite where details of the particular disappear to enrich a universal whole. In the picassian style, Gavira does not want to think, he just wants to paint. To paint like to play without thinking about what are we playing. This artist does not remain in the unconscious automatism, Gavira is a performative gesture, the performance as a game and the game as a performative sign. Because play is an elementary function of human life, as elemental as painting for Gavira. The works of this painter plays against the repression, plays with the excess, with the surplus of the schillerian energy promoting the metamorphosis of the germs in the air that Gavira breathes.