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Name: jazurdia

Art: Pintura

Country: Guatemala

Birth Date: 1961-11-15

URL: http://www.arteja.com


jazurdia Pintura Guatemala

Biography:

Within the contemporary plastic panorama emerges the work of the Guatemalan- Chilean painter, Javier Azurdia (1961). After residing in Europe for almost 10 years, his renewed interest in Guatemalan traditional colorism, brought him to la Antigua Guatemala in 1988, where currently resides. Azurdia revitalized the traditional oil techniques through his pictorical stratus technique.  
Azurdia's work has been rewarded in Guatemala, Florence and Rome. He has exhibited in France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and the United States. In Guatemala, his art has delighted us on several occasions in galleries as important as the Ixchel Museum, The Attico, The Tunnel, El Sitio, and the National Fine Arts School of Guatemala (ENAP), among others.  
His works can be found in many private collections in Latin America, Europe and the United States. After exhibiting solely in Europe between 1982 and 1986, Azurdia received a grant for achieving superior studies in the Fine Arts Academy in Florence, Italy, where he obtained a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts (1986) and later a Masters degree in Art Restoration from the International University of the Art, Florence, Italy - UIA - (1987).  
After being immersed for nine years within the digital world, Azurdia returns with a new proposal of forces and tensions, and a greater emphasis among the dynamics of colors. He presents a work that attempts to understand the lighting of color (illuminist), and tries to preempt these shades lighty through oil on a canvas full of texture and through his new digital art on canvas.  
Extracts taken from an interview by Fernando Poroj, Sunday supplement, Prensa Libre, Guatemala, 1989. Previous architectural studies in the University Rafael Landivar-URL-in Guatemala (1979-81). 
 
 
www.arteja.com es el sitio oficial Web de Javier Azurdia (1961), reside muchos años en Europa y vive actualmente en La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala. Pintor de oficio y diseñador digital, guatemalteco-chileno, su obra ha sido premiada en Florencia, Roma y Guatemala. Su carrera lo ha llevado a exponer en Francia, Suiza, Italia, España, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Estados Unidos y Chile. 
 
Sus obras encuentran en muchas colecciones privadas de Latinoamérica, Europa y Estados Unidos. Entre 1982 y 1986 exhibió únicamente en Europa, siendo becado realizó estudios superiores en la Academia de Bellas Artes de Florencia, Italia, donde obtuvo una Licenciatura en Bellas Artes (1986) y una Maestría en Restauración de Obras de Arte en la Universidad Internacional del Arte, Florencia, Italia -UIA-(1987). Realizó estudios previos de arquitectura en la Universidad Rafael Landívar en Guatemala (1979-81). 
 

Exhibitions:

2009 Guest artist at the II International Engraving Encounter, La Serena, Chile  
Personal exhibition at Cultural Center of Credit Bank, Guatemala. 
Guest artist at the VI Exhibiton “ART TO CHILDREN”, Guatemala  
Online exhibition at http://pintoresdeespana.ning.com/profile 
Exhibition & sale ARTE ARTIS Gallery, Guatemala, Guatemala 
2008 Personal exhibition at El Sitio Cultural Project, La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala  
Personal exhibition at World Gallery, Neruda’s Building, Santiago, Chile 
Guest artist at the V Exhibiton “ART TO CHILDREN”, Guatemala 
Online exhibition at http://www.artworkproject.com/profile/JavierAZURDIA 
Online exhibition at http://expoartcc.ning.com/profile/JavierAZURDIA 
Online exhibition at http://www.agregarte.com 
Online exhibition at http://www.artmajeur.com/javierazurdia/ 
Online exhibition at worldartist.ning.com 
Online exhibition at Lycos http://javierazurdia.tripod.com/javier_azurdia/ 
Online exhibition at http://www.arteyfotografia.com.ar 
2007 Permanent exhibition & sale at PYRAMIDE Gallery, (Artist Gallery) Guatemala 
Artist member of The Latin Art Museum, New York, USA 
Online exhibition at http://www.Sanesociety.org 
Personal exhibition at Radisson Hotel Art Gallery, San Salvador, El Salvador 
Online exhibition at Fine Art Datenbank http://www.fineart-datenbank.de 
Guest artist at the IV Exhibiton “ART TO CHILDREN”, Guatemala 
Online exhibition at http://www.BoundlessGallery.com 
Online exhibition at Hun Gallery International, New York, USA 
Guest Artist at Masters 100 Contemporary Artists, New York, USA 
Exhibition & sale Paseo de los Museos Gallery of Casa Santo Domingo, La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala 
Online exhibition at http://www.ArtsCad.com 
Online exhibition at http://www.Adrgallery.com 
Online exhibition at http://www.arteycreatividad.com 
Online exhibition at Eye of the Ar t http://www.eyeoftheart.com 
2006 Personal exhibition at Cultural Center of College Mayor Santo Tomás de Aquino Museum,  
La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala 
Exhibition & sale Paseo de los Museos Gallery of Casa Santo Domingo, La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala 
Exhibition & sale CAOS Gallery Guatemala, Guatemala  
Guest artist at the III Exhibiton “ART TO CHILDREN”, La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala  
Personal exhibition at Casa Santo Domingo Museum, La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala 
Exhibition & sale at ARTE VIVA Gallery, Guatemala City, Guatemala 
Guest artist at the XV BIENAL OF ART PAIZ, Guatemala  
Exhibition & sale at Central American Art’s Gallery, La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala 
2005 Group exhibition at Casa Santo Domingo Museum, La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala 
Travelling exhibition at the Cultural Center of Viña del Mar Council, Chile  
Guest artist at the II Exhibiton “From Art to Children”, La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala 
Exhibition at JADITE Gallery, New York, USA  
Exhibition at the NATIONAL HISTORIC MUSEUM, Santiago, Chile  
10 world artists for the 2005/2006 online exhibition sponsored  
by Noosa & AOR Galleries, Australia http://artday.org 
Online exhibition http://artistsownregistry.com/ja1javierazurdia.htm 
Online exhibition http://www.artelista.com/autor/7014459778096054-azurdia.html 
Online exhibition http://espectro.com/javierazurdia/index.htm 
Online exhibition at the Cruz Herrera Museum  
http://www.museocruzherrera.com/promocion_de_artistas/pintura/oleo/artistas/javier_azurdia/index.html 
Online exhibition www.visionarte.com/visionarte/Paginas/Indivisio.html 
2004 Exhibition at JADITE Gallery, New York, USA 
Registered artist in MOLAA – Museum of Latin American Art, USA 
Exhibition & sale at www.elsitiocultural.org/artistas.htm 
Guest artist at the XIV BIENAL DE ARTE PAIZ, Guatemala  
Online exhibition at www.imagesofeyes.com/nudes/azurdia.htm 
Online exhibition & sale at www.dimensionearte.it 
Online exhibition & sale at www.interarteonline.com/Javier_Azurdia.htm 
Exhibition & sale at www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/j/javierazurdia 
Online exhibition at desdelaplastica, Argentina 
http://www.desdelaplastica.com.ar/artes/pintura/artistas 
Artist member of the Group ARTNEXUS www.artnexus.com 
Permanent exhibition & sale at LA VETRINA DELL’ARTE Gallery, La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala  
Permanent exhibition & sale at the WER Gallery, La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala 
2003 Exhibition Guest Artist at PAIZ Art Foundation, Guatemala 
Artist member of ARSLATINA GROUP, Chile 
Digital exhibition & sale at www.arslatina.com 
Exhibition & sale at the ARSLATINA Gallery, Cultural Center of Las Condes, Santiago, Chile 
Artist member of the list of the FINE ARTS NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CHILE, Chile 
Exhibition & sale at the PINACOTECA Gallery, Chile 
2002 Guest Artist III BIENAL OF VISUAL ARTS OF CENTRAL AMERICA ISTHMUS, Nicaragua 
Design, setup & digital exhibition in Official web site www.arteja.com 
Third place Guest Artist Painting Contest at the XIII BIENAL OF ART PAIZ, Guatemala 
Permanent exhibition & sale at the WER Gallery, La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala 
2001 Guest artist at the III INTERNATIONAL BIENAL OF CONTEMPORANY ART, Florence, Italy 
2000 Guest artist at the XII BIENAL OF ART PAIZ, Guatemala 
Permanent exhibition & sale at the WER Gallery, La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala 
Personal exhibition at the El RODEO Gallery, Beverly Hills Drive, California, USA 
Exhibition & sale at the SIRIACOS Gallery, Guatemala 
1999 Personal exhibition at the EL SITIO Gallery, La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala 
1998 Permanent exhibition & sale at the EL ATTICO Gallery, Guatemala 
1993 Personal exhibition at the El RODEO Gallery, Beverly Hills Drive, California, USA 
1991 Organizator & Exhibitor CENTRALAMERICAN CONTEMPORANY PAINTERS, sponsored by UNESCO and Central American Countries, Guatemala 
1990 Group exhibition in GUATEMALA & IT’S ART, US Embassy, Guatemala 
Design & art personal exhibition “Design & Art” at the W&G IBERICA, Madrid, Spain 
Guest artist at the FALL FESTIVAL, Art organization, UFM, Guatemala 
1989 Personal exhibition at EL TUNEL Gallery, Guatemala 
POR AMOR AL ARTE Group exhibition, La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala 
Personal exhibition at the IXCHEL MUSEUM, Guatemala 
Permanent & sale exhibition in INTERIORS Gallery, Guatemala 
1988 CONTEMPORANY ART EXHIBITION in Dammarie les Lys, France 
1987 Personal exhibition at the IXCHEL MUSEUM, Guatemala 
Personal exhibition at the NATIONAL FINE ART SCHOOL OF GUATEMALA, ENAP, Guatemala 
1986 Group exhibition at the IL PERSEO Gallery , “Allievi delle Scuola d’arte di Firenze”, Florence, Italy 
1985 Four Artists at the AAB Gallery, Brescia, Italy 
Personal exhibition & performance at the Artistic Center ARCI, Prato, Italy 
1984 Personal exhibition at the CHRISTIAN GEAUX HOUSE Affresco techniques, Locarno, Switzerland 
1983 Third place in the painting & sculpture contest at the IL CENACOLO Gallery, Florence, Italy 
Design & exhibition at the PITTI OUMO, Florence, Italy 
Second place at the IV painting contest FRANCESCO GRANACCI, Florence, Italy 
1982 XX INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION, Rome, Italy  
Group exhibition at the COMPAGNIA DEL PALLAIOLO Gallery,  
Fine Arts Academy, Florence, Italy 
1981 Personal exhibition at the INGUAT Guatemalan Tourism Commission, Guatemala 
Personal exhibition at the S.D. of Guatemala, Guatemala 
1970 2 Personal exhibitions at the Salvador Sanfuentes School, Santiago, Chile 
 

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