Enrique Mestre-Jaime - Photo of the artist - Image courtesy of Enrique Mestre-Jaime 2013 2012

Enrique Mestre-Jaime

Spain 1968



Enrique Mestre-Jaime
Enrique Mestre-Jaime
December 27, 2016
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The realm in which the art of Enrique Mestre-Jaime resides is maybe best described as magical despite this sounding a bit overwrought and cliched. Boundless and restrained by nothing more than the author’s own imagination, this painter created a universe of abstract shapes and vivid colors that offer a small window through which the viewers can investigate what lies within Mestre-Jaime’s mind. And amidst this unexplored location, there is a single, ordinarily found element – water. All of Enrique Mestre-Jaime’s paintings feature it in some form or fashion as their main goal is representing water as the most important condition for life as we know it.

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Enrique Mestre-Jaime – Après la pluie, 2016 (Left) / La femme d´eau, 2016 (Right)

Enrique Mestre-Jaime and Water

This artist lives and works in his home city of Barcelona where he was born in the year of 1968. He gained his understanding of artistic expressions by studying at the Saint Jordi School in the University of Barcelona. Sine the time of his college days, Enrique Mestre-Jaime has been painting in acrylic as this technique is obviously able to provide this artist with all that his creativity requires. As it was said earlier, all of his pieces have one thing in common, besides the shared methodical characteristics, and that is water. Emphasizing just how grave and pivotal water is to our very existence, This artist either highlights its abundance or its absence, depending on what he aims to achieve. This basic element of our lives is depicted through boats, pirogues or animal heads sticking right from it, offering plenty metaphors open for discussions and interpretations. Some of his paintings celebrate the beauty of nature and its waters, giving the audience an opportunity to enjoy the positivity and optimism. However, many pieces of Enrique Mestre-Jaime seem to have a much grimmer note, such as the ones that warn all of humanity that uncontrollable fishing can have some grave consequences upon the entirety of our planet.

Full of vivid colors and abstract forms that collide in a delightful universe open for exploration, Enrique Mestre-Jaime aims to emphasize the importance of water to all life on our planet

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Enrique Mestre-Jaime – L´Arche de Noé, 2016 (Left) / Naturaleza muerta con microchips, 2014 (Right)

Complete Command

Although his artworks seem quite turbulent and without any real control, Enrique Mestre-Jaime actually has complete command over the pieces he creates. This can be explained by the fact all of his pieces are nothing more than a reflection of Enrique Mestre-Jaime’s dreams, as well as his daily observations and his inner connection with nature. When that is taken into consideration, the chaotic features of this artist’s paintings are actually nothing more than the way this author processes and channels information, meaning that he actually possesses all the control in the world whilst designing them.

This artist is represented by Galerie 22.

Enrique Mestre-Jaime lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.

Featured image: Enrique Mestre-Jaime – Photo of the artist – Image courtesy of the artist
All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015UnknownGalerie 22, Cabrières d´Avignon, FranceGroup
2015Real magicFoundation Setba,Barcelona, SpainGroup
2015Delicartessen 14Galería Esther Montoriol, Barcelona, SpainGroup
2015Cadeaux d´artistesLa Minoterie, Nay (France)Group
2014UnknownGalerie 22, Cabrières d´Avignon. FranceGroup
2013Enrique Mestre-JaimeGalerie 22. Cabrières d´Avignon, FranceSolo
2013UnknownGalerie 22, Cabrières d´Avignon, FranceGroup
2012Africas on linenGalerie Otéro, La Colle sur Loup, FranceSolo
2012Cadeaux d´artistesCultural center La Minoterie, Nay, FranceGroup
2011Entre-vuesCultural Center La Minoterie, Nay, FranceGroup
2010UnknownGalerie Otéro, La Colle sur Loup, FranceGroup
2010Delicartessen 9Galería Esther Montoriol. Barcelona, SpainGroup
2009Galapagos, describing the island´s treasuresTravelling show. Menorca island, SpainSolo
200850 th. Anniversary of Young painting Award exhibitionSala Parés, Barcelona, SpainGroup
2008UnknownOtéro Gallery, Saint Paul de Vence, FranceGroup
2006BaobabADN Galería. Barcelona, SpainSolo
2005UnknownTrade Center, Sant Cugat (Barcelona, Spain)Group
2005ArteNavas´05Las Navas del Marqués city council (Ávila)Group
2004MacaronesiaADN Galería. Barcelona, SpainSolo
2004Delicartessen 3Galería Esther Montoriol. Barcelona, SpainGroup
2004ArteNavas´04Las Navas del Marqués city council (Ávila)Group
2003Delicartessen 2Galería Esther Montoriol, Barcelona, SpainGroup
200218 dreamsGallery 55. Bangkok, ThailandSolo
2001EstampaEdicions Maragall, MadridGroup
2001UnknownBlanquerna Cultural Center, MadridGroup
2001Works on paperInternational Art Fair, New York, Editions MaragallGroup
2001Ambient, International Art FairFrankfurt, Editions MaragallGroup
2000Caribbean moon searching for sweetnessGalería Principal Sombrerers. Barcelona, SpainSolo
2000UnknownUniversity of Perpignan, Perpignan, FranceGroup
2000UnknownBlanquerna Cultural Center, MadridGroup
2000UnknownAmerican Prints Gallery, Valencia, Malaga and BilbaoGroup
1999Atlantic GardenSala de Arte Magenta, Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona, Spain)Solo
1997Balearis MinorGalería R. Ventosa, Barcelona, SpainSolo
1995Los Ksour del SurSala de Arte Lola Anglada, Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona, SpainSolo
1994Al-AndalusSubastas Brok, Barcelona, SpainSolo
1994MudejarJoan Cabré Museum, Calaceite (Teruel)Solo
1992EgyptCentro Cívico de Sant Andreu, Barcelona, SpainSolo
1991AdobeCa n´Ametller. Molins de Rei city council (Barcelona, Spain)Solo