Jose Luis Lazaro Ferre

Jose Luis Lazaro Ferre

San Vicente de Montalt (Barcelona), Cataluña, Spain

About Jose Luis Lazaro Ferre

Jose Luis Lazaro FerreSpain-Barcelona 1945. He begins his studies in the Baixas Academy. San Jorge Art College.Mural painting school in San Cugat del Valles, under the teacher Miquel Farre, with a scholarship from the Barcelona Provincial Council.He studies engraving at the Art College.He collaborates with the painter Ramon Vincens on the Bankisur mural in Barcelona (Chamber of Commerce).Assistant to Professor Francisco Ribera Gomez at the San Jorge Art College.PRIZES1968First prize for drawingSan Jorge Art CollegeFirst prize for Christmas cardsSan Jorge Art College1969First prize for drawingSan Jorge Art CollegeSecond prize for paintingSan Jorge Art College1970Prize from Barcelona City Council for the most distinguished student of the 1969-70 academic year.Scholarship from the Rodriguez Acosta Foundation in Granada.1971Study scholarship in the Paluar de Segovia, silver medal from the Regional Council of Segovia.1972XIV Painting Prize, Joven Sala Pares. Premio F.Gimeno1976Picasso bronze medal. MalagaSecond prize for painting in the Premio Miguel Carbonell, in Molins de Rey.
I think the easiest way to define my activity as an artist and my intellectual approach to art would be to quote Apollinaire s thesis in his Les Peintres cubistes: mditations esthetiques, especially the following sections: ... Therefore, as an offer to the spirit, in the plastic arts, the fourth dimension should be generated by the three known dimensions: represented by the immensity of space eternally present in all the dimensions of a given moment ... Cubism differs from the painting that came before it because it is not the art of imitation, but the art of thought raised to the level of creation ... Scientific cubism is one of the pure trends. It is the art of painting new compositions with elements taken not from visual reality, but from the reality of knowledge ... Physical cubism is the art of painting compositions with elements taken primarily from virtual reality In my painting, I work with geometric figures arranged on different planes that overlap one another and blend into real shapes (bottles, cats, birds, fruit), fabricated objects (small origami birds and paper boats) and everyday things (hats, shoes, etc.) to create a world of mystery and sensuality. The lines I draw are devised and expressed as sensual, mystic happiness. My works are full of shapes and visual configurations that diversify, overlap and repeat to activate an imaginary world that is also real in order to create an emotional charge and an atmosphere of poetic expression. Works in which paint and air combine to create plastic expression.

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Caixa Laietana Exhibit Hall
Plaza Santa Ana, 1-4 1rst floor, Mataró, Barcelona
From September 13th to November 4th, 2007.

Lazaro Ferré is a painter that possesses a classic style and comes from a tradition fascinated with the great genres of all times such as still life, portrait, landscape and mythology. Faithful to his beginnings and Mediterranean, or rather Hispanic roots, Lazaro Ferré has been able to, despite this fact, create diverse expressions. This can only be a result of his radical independence, his continued reflection, a solid discipline and his proven capacity to assimilate diverse artistic traditions.

The exhibit that he now presents at Caixa Laietana in Mataró is a clear example of this accomplishment. Visitors will be able to enjoy an extensive part of this artist's most recent work. Backed by a solid and fruitful professional trajectory, he has chosen for this occasion a collection of twenty pieces that reflect who he's been from the beginning of his career. His constant exploration of shape and color has geared his research toward the diverse pictoric languages available today.

In Ferré's work things are identifiable, reality is represented in a spontaneous and easy way, without sophisticated or theatrical resources. Drama is absorbed by time, and by an exhibiting immediateness that brings the spectator to the narrative fact. He reinterprets the great themes of classical tradition, which will always be of cultural interest to us. Thus, his is a work inhabited by fauns, gods, myths and legends that celebrate the barbaric beauty. Beautiful ugly forms, ugly yet fascinating at the same time like the owl heads that are both messengers of death and symbols of science and medicine.

Also, geometric shapes of a confident stroke with control over angels and straight lines, shapes that neatly cut and superpose each other constructing an atmosphere of unity; the result obtained is fruit of the author's analytic and speculative capacity. Color is another cohesive element of this search, its use is determinative and its application, although sometimes violent, is always carefully worked. On occasion, the author allows himself to be carried away by an explosive outburst in the shape of an intense blot of color, be it red, ochr


Gallery MCAM Barcelona 11.27.2014



1973 Sala Prócer, Barcelona

1974 Galería Grup S.A., Barcelona
1975 Galería Anglada, Barcelona
1975 Galería Agora 3, Sitges
1975 Galería Picasso, Málaga

1976 Galería Toba, Cuenca
1976 Galería Grup S.A., Barcelona
1976 Galería Vermeer, Logroño
1976 Galería Bética, Madrid

1977 Sala Vayreda, Barcelona
1977 Sala El Centauro, Sitges

1978 Galería Picasso, Málaga

1979 Cercle Artistic, Tortosa

1980 Cau de la Carreta, Sitges

1981 Galería Agora 3, Sitges

1982 Galería Picasso, Málaga

1983 Galería Picasso, Málaga

1984 Galería Picasso, Málaga

1985 Galería Agora 3, Sitges

1986 Galería Agora 3, Sitges

1987 Galería Luisa López, Tarragona

1990 Galería Grifé y Escoda, Barcelona

1994 Galería Grifé y Escoda, Barcelona

2000 Galería Kreisler, Madrid

2001 Galería Grifé y Escoda, Barcelona

2003 Galería Maria Salvat, Barcelona

2004 Galería i Leonarte, Valencia

2005 Art Gallery at Convento de San Jose de Brihuega, Guadalajara

2006 Zig-Zag Art Gallery , San Andres de Llavaneras, Barcelona

2007 Nou Mil-lenium Art Gallery, Barcelona
2007 Sala de Exposiciones Caixa Laietana, Mataro

2009 Sala de Exposiciones Club Nautico el Balis, San Andres de Llavaneras-Barcelona

2014 Gallery MCAM- Barcelona


1970 “Fundación Rodriguez Acosta”, Granada
1971 Caja de Ahorros, Segovia

1972 Circulo Artístico, Barcelona
1972 Sala Prócer, Barcelona

1973 Sala Prócer, Barcelona

1974 Sala Prócer, Barcelona

1975 Galería Agora 3, Sitges
1975 Saló de la Tardor de la Sala Vayreda, Barcelona
1975 Sala Vayreda, Barcelona

1976 Fira Nacional de Dibuix, Sala Parés, Barcelona
1976 Salo de la Tardor Agora 3, Sitges
1976 Colectiva de dibujos. Sala Vayreda, Barcelona

1977 Colectiva en la Sala El Centauro, Sitges

1978 “Siete pintores jóvenes” Sala Parés Barcelona
1978 Pintores de Sitges in the "Sala Valenti" in
Vilanova i la Geltru

1979 Colectiva Galería Agora 3, Sitges

1980 Colectiva Galería Agora 3, Sitges

1981 Colectiva Galería Agora 3, Sitges

1982 Colectiva Galería Agora 3, Sitges

1983 Colectiva Galería Agora 3, Sitges

1984 Colectiva Galería Agora 3, Sitges

1985 Colectiva Galería Agora 3, Sitges

1986 Colectiva Galería Agora 3, Sitges

1987 Colectiva Galería Agora 3, Sitges

1992 Galería Casrey, Barcelona

1993 Colectiva Galería Agora 3, Sitges

1995 Galería del Mar, Barcelona

2005 V Bienal de Florencia

2006 Nou Mil-lenium Art Gallery, Barcelona

2007 Nou Mil-lenium Art Gallery, Barcelona

2013 La Galeria, Barcelona
2013 Arts Libris, Santa Monica, Barcelona
2013 99 Mount Gallery de Londres (Etching)