Adrián Navarro seeks to expand the vocabulary of the visual arts, establishing connections between the pictorial medium, perception, architecture and abstraction. Navarro’s visual exploration celebrates the dichotomy between physical confinement and expansive freedom in painting. The artist’s training as an architect becomes apparent in his approach, showing architecture’s ultimate function: creating habitable spaces. His paintings work as a window to an illusory landscape through a skin that creates the effect of permeability and detachment. Navarro’s struggle between opposites symbolizes the pulsation of life that plays tensely with the role of our body in the artificial world.
Adrián Navarro (Boston) lives and works in London. He started his artistic activity in New York in 2001, after graduating from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, School of Architecture. In 2008 Navarro completed his art studies in Central Saint Martin´s College of Art & Design.
Recent solo shows include Espacio Rojo, Galería Pilar Serra, Madrid, 2013; Reflections, Maerz Contemporary, Berlin, 2012 and In&Out, 60 Threadneedle Street Art Space, London, 2012. He has been featured in group shows such as The Collection, Eastmen Gallery, Hasselt, Belgium, 2014; Geometry of Chance, Mirus Gallery , San Francisco, 2013; Premiere 2013, Maerz Contemporary, Berlin, 2013 and Cómplices del arte español contemporáneo, Fundación Canal, Madrid 2012. His works can be found in art collections such as UBS Bank , Circa XX, Fundación AENA and Caja Madrid.