Bio

He was born in Melilla (Spain) in 1968.

His career has focused on the practice, teaching and research in art.

He studied Bachelor of Fine Arts (1986-1991) and PhD Doctor of Fine Arts (1996) at the School of San Carlos, Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain). He also studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1995.

His career as an artist has focused on a figurative painting which aims to wonder about the nature of reality, media that have been expanding progressively to other ones such as sculpture, drawing or installation.

His artworks have been exhibited at several individual shows, highlighting Galería Buades (Madrid, Spain, 1995); University in Valencia (The shrinking man, Valencia, Spain, 1995); Muelle 27 Gallery (World of J.V. Marjov, Madrid, 2003); Espai d’Art “La Llotgeta” in (Homunculum and demons, Valencia, Spain, 2006), Fish Market Gallery (Memorial, Alicante, Spain, 2017) and University of Umea (The end of the biography, Umea, Sweden, 2018).

Some of the collective exhibitions he has taken part in are: Muestra de Arte Joven (Madrid, 1993), Muelle de Levante (Valencia, 1994 / Madrid, 1995), Plural. The Spanish art in the 21st century” (Madrid, 2002) or Imago Mundi. Spain Identity / Modernity. Luciano Benetton Collection (Málaga-Venecia, 2015), among many others.

His artworks are in collections such as Art Contemporary “La General” in Granada, Collection of contemporary art “City of Pamplona” or the collection of the Regional Congress of Valencia among others. Likewise, critics of art and theoreticians as Juan Manuel Bonet, J.R. Danvila, Fernando Huici, Miguel Fernández-Cid, Horacio Fernández, Vicente Jarque and José Manuel Alvarez Enjuto have referenced his artwork.

He is a founding member of the collective The Mutual Society of Art (www.lamutuaartistica.com).

In the academic field, he began his career with a scholarship for training researchers (1992-1996), which concluded with the doctoral thesis Portraits of Fernando Arrabal. Between commissioned painting and the theory of the Panic group (1996), directed by Inocencio Galindo Mateo. This research was materialized in the exhibition Visions of Fernando Arrabal, on the relationship of the playwright born in Melilla with painting, organized by the Consortium of the Museums of the Valencian Region, that was exhibited in the cities of Valencia, Madrid, Alicante, Zaragoza and Lisbon during 1999 and 2000.

As researcher has participated in several R&D projects whose main results has been the edition of the book Image and knowledge. Artistic tradition and technological innovation (Polytechnic University of Valencia, 2008), shared with Inocencio Galindo, and the national patent Diorama viewer with selective focus (number: 201100414, dated 16/6/2014)

He has written the books History as a model in German Romanticism (Spanish) (Miguel Hernández University of Elche, 2014) and Athene in the campus. An approach to Fine Arts considered as a university discipline (Spanish) (Polytechnic University of Valencia, 2007; with Inocencio Galindo).

He is a professor and a researcher at Miguel Hernández University of Elche (Alicante) from 2000 until now.

He has held different academic positions, being dean of the School of Fine Arts of Altea since 2008 until now. He is also director of the Master in Project and Research in Art from 2014 until now.