Joaquín Ferrer

  • Born in Manzanillo in 1928, Cuba.
  • 1948 :  Worked for the Railway Company.
  • 1952 : Attends the San Alejandro School of Fine Arts in Havana.
  • 1954 : Presents his first works at the Painting Salon of the Museum of Modern Art in Havana and in other Latin American capitals.
  • 1955 :  First solo exhibition at the La Rampa Gallery in Havana.
  • 1959 :  Receives a scholarship from the Ministry of Education to study abroad. He moves to Paris.
  • 1962 : Participates in the « Latin American Art » exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.
  • 1964 : Moves to a studio in Pigalle. First exhibition in Belgium and the Netherlands.
  • 1968 :  Max Ernst presents and prefaces his first solo exhibition at the Le Point Cardinal gallery, Paris.
  • 1979 : He is naturalized as a French.
  • 2001 :  Publication of his monography « Joaquín Ferrer, l’imaginaire absolu » by Lionel Ray.
  • 2017 : Retrospective at the Maison de l’Amérique Latine, France.
  • Lives and works in Paris.

« Away from the spotlight, by choice, Ferrer has lived more and more in relative solitude, away from artistic and social circles, while keeping faithful friends and collectors in France and abroad, without abandoning a sensitive contact with what surrounds him. He gladly agrees to be perpetually attentive to beings and things and to find his shapes, his colours, his structures in trees, birds, variations in light and the elements, his relatives and passers-by in the street… Always considered from the inside, life acquires other colours, is translated into planes that become lines or the opposite, into figures that can thicken into volumes; black spaces suddenly light up with polychrome spaces, crystals of darkness flow on united planes, waves arouse feelings, and emotions become concrete… According to the phases of his work, Ferrer plays with colours, lines and curves and the two dimensions, without fear of the lures of the depth that he uses or rejects as he pleases. This lively freedom allows him to move from a fragile little watercolour or a tableautin to a vast monumental panel with the same renewed invention.  »

Serge FAUCHEREAU, Paris 2017

 Figure traversant le tableau de droite à gauche, 2020
Mixed media on canvas
73 x 54 cm
Unique piece

 Pièce à conviction n°2, 2019
Mixed media on canvas
60 x 60 cm
Unique piece 

 Sans titre, 2018
Mixed medias on canvas
33 x 41 cm
Unique piece

Le rôle principal, 2020
Mixed medias on canvas
46 x 38 cm
Unique piece

Exhibitions (selection) : 

2021: « Latinos », exposition collective, Galerie Wagner, Paris, France

2019 : Art Paris Art Fair, avec la Galerie Wagner, Paris, France
« Trésors de papier », exposition collective, Galerie Wagner, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France

2018 : « Tricolore », exposition collective, Galerie Wagner, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France

2017 : « Lignes, harmonies et contrepoints », exposition collective, Galerie Wagner, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France
Art Elysée, avec la Galerie Wagner, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, Paris, France
« Intersection », exposition collective, Galerie Wagner, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France
« Couleurs Plurielles », exposition collective, Galerie Wagner, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France
« Jungle Linéaire », Joaquin Ferrer, exposition personnelle, Galerie Wagner, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France

2016 : Exposition, Centre international de poésie Marseille et Aix-en-Provence, France

1999 : « Surrealism : two private eyes », Ertegun and Filipacchi Collections, Musée Guggenheim, New-York, Etats-Unis

1993 : International Art Exposition, Miami, Floride, Etats-Unis

1977 : « Arte Actual de Iberoamerica », Instituto de Cultura Hispanica, Madrid / Art du XXè Siècle, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles, Belgique

1976 : « Etoilements », Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Havre / Instituto de Bellas Artes, Mexico / Artes Plasticas Internacional, Musée Castillo de San José, Lanzarote Islas, Canarias, Espagne

1974 : 11e Festival International d’Art Contemporain, Royan / Phases, Musée d’Ixelles, Bruxelles / Ode Élémentaire à Pablo Neruda, Maison des Arts, Montbéliard, France

1973 : Salon de Mai, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris / Réalités Nouvelles, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, France

1970 : « Vision 24 », Instituto Italo-Latino-Americano, Rome / VIIIe Biennale Internationale, Menton / Festival d’Arts Plastiques, Montargis, France

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