Xavier Mascaró

Born in Paris in 1965.

He moved with his family to Spain in 1968. He began his first paintings and engraving works in a self-taught way in 1979. Between 1983 and 1988 he studied at the School of Fine Arts of Barcelona, graduating in the specialty of painting, although without going to class. At that time he dedicated himself to painting on his own in his first workshop, in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. In 1989 he began -also self-taught- to make his first sculptures, initially in plaster and bronze. In 1995 he began to melt iron, one of his favorite materials to date.

Since 1996, the year he opened his first workshop in New York, he has lived between several cities. In Madrid in 1998 he made his first monumental works in iron. In 2010 he closed his workshop in New York to open one in London and another in Mexico City.

In 2001 his first exhibition took place in New York, at the Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea. In 2002 he spent four months in Rome as Pensioner Emeritus of the Spanish Academy. That same year he has exhibitions in Cartagena de Indias and Vienna, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain. In 2007 he made a set of ten monumental iron Guardians and a large ship entitled Departure, which are exhibited for the first time in the gardens of the Palais Royal in Paris, in an exhibition organized by the French Ministry of Culture, which was later exhibited in the historic center of Malaga and Seville, in the Paseo del Prado in Madrid and in the IVAM in Valencia.

In recent years his large sculptural groups have been exhibited in spaces such as the convent of Santo Domingo in Cartagena de Indias, the Saatchi Gallery in London, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Warehouse 421 in Abu Dhabi, and in the Historic Center of the City. . of Mexico in the Plaza de Seminario, the Museum of the Templo Mayor, the Cultural Center of Spain, as well as in the Cabañas Cultural Institute of Guadalajara, and in the Cecut of Tijuana.

His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions in cities such as New York, Mexico City, Caracas, Buenos Aires, Paris, London, Düsseldorf, Beirut and Dubai.