FRANCISCO J. JIMENEZ
FRANCISCO J. JIMENEZ
ez was born in 1987, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, where he lived his early childhood. He soon moved with his family to Madrid, where he became absorbed by the great world of painting. It was in this big city where he was formed artistically and personally.
At the age of 10, he started to go to private painting classes with the artist and mentor, Evaristo Palacios. With him he won numerous art competitions in Madrid in different categories. He displayed his art at several exhibitions, including “Young Talents”, an exhibition that reunited the best young artists of the city. In this exhibition Francisco made his first sale with 12 years old to an Art collector. The piece was titled “Autumn”.
Once he turned 18, he started college of Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid. At the same time, he found the opportunity to have his own studio, a small ground floor space in Madrid, where he began a deeper search of his style and himself.
He started to be attracted by the beauty of the human body in art; the nude. Here, he painted his first nudes in oil and intensified his work by trying different types of textures with different materials along with a strong influence from the artist Antonio Tapies, who he discovered after attending an exhibition of the artist.
Soon after, he was selected for a solo exhibition at the Tomas y Valiente Cultural Center of Madrid which is attached to the Reina Sofia Museum. He exhibited 14 of his best pieces. This exhibition was very successful, giving the artist his first media exposure.
Later, he decided to leave Madrid and move to London in search of new opportunities as an emerging artist. Although it wasn’t easy at first, gradually he created a base and submerged himself into the world of art in this city. He created new paintings with a more pronounced nostalgic vision, influenced by British artist Lucian Freud to who he feels great admiration for. In his first year in London, he held his first solo exhibition in Nolias Gallery, a small gallery located in Southwark. A year later came the opportunity to do a solo show at the famous Menier Gallery in London Bridge and so far, has exhibited three times in this gallery.
In 2016 was selected to exhibit his work at ´The Other Art Fair´ presented by Saatchi Art in London. It was the first time showing his work to a broad number of people. This was successful and getting the attention of art collectors and different institutions. Collectors from Hong Kong, Germany, London or France are holding his work in private collections. Currently his work it´s show around the globe in different fairs and exhibitions expanding the prestige of the artist.
– THE LAST SUPER GALLERY, LONDON, 7th – 30th Novembe 2017r, 42 Webbs Road, SW11 6SF, London
– TRANSFORM GALLERY, NEW YORK, 5th June – 31st October 2017, 200 Lexington Avenue NY
`THE OTHER ART FAIR` NEW YORK, BROOKLYN EXPO CENTER, 01 – 04 JUNE 2017
`ART & ANTIQUE RESIDENZE` SALZBURG, AUSTRIA FOLLY & MUSE GALLERY , 08 – 17 APRIL 2017
`ARTMUC` MUNICH, FOLLY & MUSE GALLERY, 25 – 28 MAY 2017
`THE OTHER ART FAIR` LONDON, VICTORIA HOUSE, 30 MARCH – 2 APRIL 2017
`AFFORDABLE ART FAIR` BRUSSELS, FOLLY & MUSE GALLERY, 16 – 20 FEBRUARY 2017
`AFFORDABLE ART FAIR` MILAN, FOLLY & MUSE GALLERY, 09 – 12 FEBRUARY 2017
`AFFORDABLE ART FAIR` LONDON, BATTERSEA, FOLLY & MUSE GALLERY, 20 – 23 OCTOBER / 2016
`THE OTHER ART FAIR` LONDON, OLD TRUMAN BREWERY, 6 – 9 OCTOBER / 2016
`THE OTHER ART FAIR`BRISTOL, 22 – 24 JULY / 2016
`THE OTHER ART FAIR` LONDON, LONDON, 07 – 10 APRIL /2016
`IMPRESSIONS` LONDON, SOLO SHOW AT MENIER GALLERY, 15th FEB – 20th FEB / 2016
`IN THE RAW` LONDON, SOLO SHOW AT MENIER GALLERY, 9th JANUARY – 17th JANUARY / 2015
`ANHELO` LONDON, SOLO SHOW AT MENIER GALLERY, 16th JUNE – 21st JUNE / 2014
`THE ENDURING BARENNESS` LONDON, SOLO SHOW MENIER GALLERY, 29th OCT – 2 NOV/2013
`NUDITY OF REASON` LONDON, SOLO SHOW NOLIAS GALLERY, 11 MAY – 20 MAY / 2012
`FRANCISCO JIMENEZ ARTIST` MADRID, SOLO SHOW C.C TOMAS Y VALIENTE, 26APRIL – 22MAY 2011