Valencia, valencia, Spain
About Ximo Gascón
I think I am a painter because I have never stopped being one. I have never stopped being the child who doodled on notebooks, books, papers ... I have always had the need of communicating through colours and shapes, in any stage of my life. The truth is that in my country, a mediterranean country, the art and the nature permeate the mind in a natural way . Anybody gets used to the beauty without realizing . A constant curiosity, the ease of observing the work of the Great Masters directly, not just leaving home, it is a great advantage when you are young. Thanks to my studies (I am a teacher of Primary School) the classes and subjects in drawing have always existed in all levels. My teachers in Secondary School and at University also were teachers in the Higher Schools of Fine Arts; so I learned from them without having to attend a formal Art Education. There comes a time when what it is drawn as a simple representation, through metaphor, you get to explore "other realities". Surrealism , as revolutionary as it was, brought me the desire to know and read more about its poetry and carefully observe their paintings (Max Ernst, René Magritte,Federico García Lorca, Miguel Hernández, for instance ...) Eventually, always being attached to art books I found I could develop my art and all these influences (Picasso, Malevich, Pop Art ...) can be noticed in my portfolio. My projects came from a self-commitment to myself, because I personally consider painting as a space of freedom where only my will is in control. I like mainstreaming, the fusion of varied motifs, modern and traditional ... Thanks to Saatchi Art my artworks may be visible to the public and I hope, considering the little that my work brings to the huge flow of art today, it can reach if only one person.
Teacher College. University of Valencia
I have participated in multiple group exhibitions and I have accomplished three single exhibitions of regional area.
I got to be the winner in Painting Awards and Autumn Venue (Salones de Otoño)in cities like Valencia, Sagunto, Gandia, Cullera, Godella, Guadalajara ... -
I Showdow winner SaatchiArt-
Collage SaatchiArt Showdow finalist.