Xavier Mascaró Spanish, b. 1965

Xavier Mascaró was born in Paris in 1965 and he moved to Barcelona with his family in 1968. At the age of 13 he did his first drawings and engravings as a self-taught artist. 

He attended the Barcelona School of Fine Arts in 1983 and graduated in 1988 with a specialty in painting. in 1989 he decided to start sculpting and experimented with various materials: Glass, wood, plaster, ceramics, bronze, and tin. In 1995 he discovered the iron cast in an industrial foundry, which later became his favorite material, particularly for his monumental works; in his own words: “What attracts me to this material is the strength and warmth it transmits as much as its organic nature.”  In 2001 his work started to acquire international recognition when it was shown at the famous Malborough Gallery in New York. That same year he took part in the exhibition 50 Years of Spanish Sculpture in Paris. Over the past ten years, his installations of monumental artworks have become iconic and are regularly exhibited in public spaces and galleries around the world.

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