Juan Luis Jardi
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Clown in Austin, 2017
oil on canvas, 26x32 inches, $2700
Carousel on 7th Avenue, 2017
oil on canvas, 21x29 inches, $2000
oil on canvas, 31x31 inches, $3000
Churreria en Battersea Park, 2017
oil on canvas, 16x31 inches, $1800
Churreria en Manhattan, 2017
oil on canvas, 26x32 inches, sold
Desde la Terraza, 2017
oil on canvas, 32x24 inches, $2300
oil on canvas, 21x32 inches, sold
Girl with doves, 2017
oil on canvas, 24x29 inches, $2250
Children in the river, 2017
oil on canvas, 45x63 inches, $5200
Funambulista sobre el circo, 2017
oil on canvas, 77x77 inches, $7000
oil on canvas, 59x59 inches, $5500
El Juego, 2016
oil on canvas, 66x77 inches, sold
About the artist...
View the virtual tour of Jardi's 2018 show here.
Read the review of Jardi's 2018 show on Art Profiler here.
A mix of magic realism with certain influences of Pop Art and surrealism, Jardi's figures and themes illustrate the contrast is our lives and the doubts we are faced with as humans. He strives for his work to provoke feelings: nostalgia, melancholy, loneliness and a sense of uneasiness as well as feelings of euphoria and calm. Jardi's paintings offer a vintage perspective much like a trip into the past .
"Always both disquieting and attractive , the work of J.L. Jardí possesses an intense inner force; able to create a very special atmosphere, born of silence of technique, of space, of the absence of the figure even though it is often present. His characters are spectators who contemplate, while absorbed in thought, the reality that Jardí depicts. Stillness, space and
the unknown. Perhaps what Jardí is painting is the future, what will happen; he creates a scene and poses a question. What path will events take ? Diverse possibilities are offered, but fate alone will decide. For now, we have the work´s inner power, always well wrought from a technical point of view."
-Joan S. LLop, Critic of Art
Juan Luís Jardí has exhibited internationally since 1983. He has received over a dozen awards for his art, including three Medals of Honor in the annual BMW Painting Prize. His art is permeated by a sense of nostalgia, rendered beautifully, realistically, and sometimes with elements of surrealism. Jardí lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.
Visit artist's website - www.juanluisjardi.com