Jesus Curia/ Jesús Curiá

Spain 1969

Sculpture

www.jesuscuria.com

Jesus Curia
Jesús Curiá
Male
Spain
1969

It is seemingly easier to identify with the ideas and thoughts of an artist if he works in sculpture with the focus on the human body. The interpretation of the movement and emotions should come naturally. Jesús Curiá is a Spanish contemporary sculptor, whose work revolves around the human figure, often mixing figurative elements when shaping the heads with the abstract ones when working on a body, trying to emphasize the tradition, modernity, and ethnics, which have remained the basic aspect of his approach throughout the years. By combining figuration with abstraction, the artist manages to pinpoint the viewer’s attention on specific parts of the artwork, while they simultaneously admire the craftsmanship of the entire piece.

Jesus Curia - Dialogo I-2, 2016 (Left) - Dialogo II-2, 2016 (Center) - Dialogo III-2, 2016 (Right)
Jesús Curiá – Dialogo I/2, 2016 (Left) / Dialogo II/2, 2016 (Center) / Dialogo III/2, 2016 (Right)

Melting All the Races into One

The artist uses a lot of bronze for his pieces, but also wood, stone, cement, and resin. He makes a decision which material he’s going to use when he comes to work and see what works best for the current idea, what will express his thoughts appropriately. The artworks are vital and joyful, and the way he uses colors emphasize it even more. Curiá makes it easy for viewers to see how his almost ancient characters perfectly reflect our thoughts and feelings about the contemporary world. From an early age, the artist, although himself a member of a western culture, has shown an interest in Asian and African cultures, and that led to establishing an idea where all races will melt into one. It’s an ideal that still fuels his inspiration.

His ancient characters perfectly reflect our thoughts and feelings about the contemporary world

Jesus Curia - Caminados, 2015
Jesús Curiá – Caminados, 2015

He Wanted to be a Painter

The seeds of Curiá’s interest for other cultures were planted during his childhood, when it was difficult to see foreign people, so it was very exotic when he would actually see someone who wasn’t from his country or even from Europe. He always wanted to be an artist, as his father was a painter, so Curiá also wanted to become one. However, the sculpture left such an impression that he abandoned painting and dedicated himself to being a sculptor. He graduated from Fine Arts College of the Complutense University of Madrid in 1992. Since then, the sculpture has become both his work and his hobby, always on his mind. His family is also an immeasurably important part of Curiá’s life and the only thing keeping him from not working all the time.

The sculpture left such an impression, that he abandoned the idea of being a painter

Jesus Curia - Travertino I, 2014 (Left) - Bench I, 2014 (Right)
Jesús Curiá – Travertino I, 2014 (Left) / Bench I, 2014 (Right)

Rare Moments of Fun

The artist thinks that sculptors have only two moments of fun with their work – ”the first and most satisfying is when we finish a job and lose a few minutes admiring creation. The second is when I see people enjoying my work to some extent.” Speaking of some goals for the future, when thinking as an ordinary person, Curiá is more than happy to be able to live from his work. But, when speaking as an artist, he wants to show his work in galleries throughout the world.

He is represented by Galerie Hegemann in Munich.

Jesús Curiá lives and works in Madrid.

Featured image: Jesús Curiá – Sin Fin III (detail), 2012

All images © Jesús Curiá

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016Affordable Art Fair SingaporeBarnadas Huang, SingaporeGroup
2015Scope MiamiMark Hachem Gallery, Miami, USAGroup
2015Art ChicagoAnn Nathan Gallery, Chicago, USAGroup
2015Scope New YorkMark Hachem Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2015Art Silicon ValleyMark Hachem Gallery, San Francisco, USAGroup
2015Art TorontoModus Gallery, Toronto, CanadaGroup
2015Contemporary StanbulMark Hachem Gallery, Istanbul, TurquiaGroup
2015Scope BaselMark Hachem Gallery, Basel, SwizerlandGroup
2015Sofa New York, The annual International Exposition of sculpture objects and functional art Ann Nathan Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2015Red Dot MiamiVivendi Gallery, Miami, USAGroup
2015Sofa ChicagoAnn Nathan Gallery, Chicago, USA, Group
2015Art ColoniaGaleria Anquin's, Colonia, GermanyGroup
2015St-ArtGaleria Anquin's, Estrasburgo, FranceGroup
2015Singapore Art STAGEATR Gallery, SingaporeGroup
2015Bazaar Art JakartaATR Gallery, Jakarta, IndonesiaGroup
2015Art SouthamptonMark Hachem Gallery Hampshire, EnglandGroup
2015Art KarlsruheGaleria Anquin’s, Karlsruhe, Germany, Group
2015Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and antique showGalerie Medicis, USAGroup
20158rd International Art Expo MalasyaATR Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaGroup
2015Art 14 LondonMark Hachem Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
2015Art WinwoodMark Hachem Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2015Art MadridGaleria El Quatre, Madrid, SpainGroup
2015Timpos Modernos - Jesus CuriaModus Gallery, Paris, FranceSolo
2015Jesus CuriaArt let Gallery, Munchen, GermanySolo
2015Jesus CuriaATR Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaSolo
2014Scope MiamiMark Hachem Gallery, Miami, USAGroup
2014Art ChicagoAnn Nathan Gallery, Chicago, USAGroup
2014Scope New YorkMark Hachem Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2014Contemporary StanbulMark Hachem Gallery, Stambul, TurkeyGroup
2014Scope BaselMark Hachem Gallery, Basel, SwiterlandGroup
2014Sofa New YorkAnn Nathan Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2014Red Dot MiamiVivendi Gallery, Miami, USAGroup
2014Sofa ChicagoAnn Nathan Gallery, Chicago, USA, Group
2014Art ColoniaGaleria Anquin's, Colonia, GermanyGroup
2014St-ArtGaleria Anquin's, Estrasburgo, FranceGroup
2014Singapore Art STAGEATR Gallery, SingaporeGroup
2014Art SouthamptonMark Hachem Gallery, Hampshire, EnglandGroup
2014Art KarlsruheAnquin’s Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany, Group
2014Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and antique showGalerie Medicis, USAGroup
2014Art COPENHAGUE FairEl Quatre Gallery, Copenage, DinamarcaGroup
20148rd International Art Expo MalasyaATR Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaGroup
2014Singapore Art STAGEMark Hachem Gallery, SingaporeGroup
2014Art 14 LondonMark Hachem Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
2014INDIA Art FairMark Hachem Gallery, New delhi, IndiaGroup
2014Art WinwoodMark Hachem Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2014Art MadridGaleria El Quatre, Madrid, SpainGroup
2014Jesus CuriaSao Mamede Gallery, Lisboa, PortugalSolo
2014Jesus CuriaAnquins Gallery, Tarragona, SpainSolo
2013Scope MiamiMark Hachem Gallery, Miami, USAGroup
2013Art ChicagoAnn Nathan Gallery, Chicago, USAGroup
2013Scope BaselMark Hachem Gallery, Basel, SwitzerlandGroup
2013Scope New YorkMark Hachem Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2013Contemporary StanbulMark Hachem Gallery, Stanbul, TurkeyGroup
2013Sofa New York, The annual International Exposition of sculpture objects and functional ArtAnn Nathan Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2013Sofa ChicagoAnn Nathan Gallery, Chicago, USA, Group
2013Art ColoniaAnquins Gallery, Colonia, AlemaniaGroup
2013St-Art Anquins Gallery, Strasbourg, FranceGroup
2013BIENAL DEL SUR DE PANAMAPanama City, PanamaGroup
2013Art KarlsruheAnquin’s Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany, Group
2013Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and antique showMedicis Gallery, USAGroup
2013Art COPENHAGUE FairEl Quatre Gallery, Copenage, DenmarkGroup
2013Art MadridAnsorena Gallery, Madrid, Spain, Group
2013UnknownEl Quatre Gallery, Barcelona, SpainGroup
2013UnknownRamfjord Gallery, Oslo, NorwayGroup
2013Figuracion 2013Van Dick Gallery, Gijon, Spain, Group
2012Sofa New YorkAnn Nathan Gallery, New York, USA Group
2012Sofa ChicagoAnn Nathan Gallery, Chicago, USAGroup
2012Art ColoniaAnquins Gallery, Colonia, GermanyGroup
20126rd International Art Expo MalasyaATR Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaGroup
2012Art KarlsruheAnquin’s Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany, Group
2012Art & Antique Fair's-HertogenboschLilly Zeligman gallery, Holland, Group
2012Art FactoryEl Quatre Gallery, Catania, Italy, Group
2012Art MadridEl Quatre gallery, Madrid, Spain, Group
2012UnknownMODUS Gallery, Paris, France Group
2012UnknownArt 14 Gallery, Bruges, Belgium, Group
2012UnknownRadeski Gallery, Liege, Belgium, Group
2012UnknownLyna Maroun Gallery, Beirut, LibanonGroup
2012UnknownJordi Barnadas Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, Group
2011Art ChicagoAnn Nathan Gallery, Chicago, USAGroup
2011Sofa New YorkAnn Nathan Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2011Sofa ChicagoAnn Nathan Gallery, Chicago, USAGroup
2011Art ColoniaAnquin’s Gallery, Cologne, GermanyGroup
2011Art KarlsruheAnquin’s Gallery, Karlsruhe, GermanyGroup
2011St-Art Anquin’s Gallery, Strasbourg, FranceGroup
20115rd Art Expo MalaysiaATR Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaGroup
2011Art MadridEl Quatre Gallery, Madrid, SpainGroup
2011Art VigoXanon Gallery, Vigo, SpainGroup
2011Unknown MODUS Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2011Unknown Art 14 Gallery, Bruges, BelgiumGroup
2011Unknown Lyna Maroun Gallery, Beirut, LibanonGroup
2010Art ChicagoAnn Nathan Gallery, Chicago, USAGroup
2010SofaAnn Nathan Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2010Art KarlsruheAnquin’s Gallery, Karlsruhe, GermanyGroup
2010Sofa ChicagoAnn Nathan Gallery, Chicago, USAGroup
20104rd Art Expo MalaysiaATR Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malasia, Group
2010St-Art Anquin’s gallery, Strasbourg, FranceGroup
2010Art MadridEl Quatre Gallery, Madrid, SpainGroup
2010FORO SURXanon Gallery, Caceres, SpainGroup
2010UnknownArt oucht Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2010UnknownLamber Gallery, Eindhoven, NetherlandGroup
2010UnknownSao Mamede Gallery, Lisbon, PortugalGroup
2010UnknownEl Quatre Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, Group
2009Art ChicagoAnn Nathan Gallery, Chicago, USAGroup
2009SofaAnn Nathan Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2009Art KarlsruheAnquin’s Gallery, Karlsruhe, GermanyGroup
2009St-Art Anquin’s Gallery, Strasbourg, FranceGroup
2009Sofa ChicagoAnn Nathan Gallery, Chicago, USAGroup
20093rd Art Expo MalaysiaATR Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaGroup
2009Art MadridXanon Gallery, Madrid, SpainGroup
2009LINEArt Art oucht Gallery, Gante, BelgiqueGroup
2009UnknownArt oucht Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2009UnknownLamber Gallery, Eindhoven, NetherlandGroup
2009UnknownFeel Gallery, Amsterdam, NetherlandGroup
2009UnknownXanon Gallery, Bilbao, SpainGroup
2009UnknownAnna-Maria Burger Gallery, Munich, GermanyGroup
2009UnknownAnquin's Gallery, Reus, SpainGroup
2009UnknownIsabel Ignacio Gallery, Sevilla, Spain, Group
2008Art ChicagoAnn Nathan Gallery, Chicago, USAGroup
2008SofaAnn Nathan Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2008Palm Beach THREEAnn Nathan Gallery, Palm Beach, USA, Group
2008Art KarlsruheAnquin’s Gallery, Karlsruhe, GermanyGroup
2008Art MadridEl Quatre Gallery, Madrid, Spain, Group
2008St-Art Anquin’s Gallery, Strasbourg, FranceGroup
2008Art SingaporeATR Gallery, SingaporeGroup
2008Sofa ChicagoAnn Nathan GAllery, Chicago, USAGroup
2008DEArt EEl Quatre Gallery, Madrid, SpainGroup
2008EUROP’Art El Quatre Gallery, Geneva, SwitzerlandGroup
20082nd Art Expo MalaysiaATR Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaGroup
200810th Art ZURICHGaleria Anna-Maria Burger, Zurich, SwitzerlandGroup
2008AAF Amsterdam Art FairFeel Gallery, Amsterdam, HollandGroup
2008UnknownAnna-Maria Burger Gallery, Munich, GermanyGroup
2008UnknownLamber Gallery, Eindhoven, HollandGroup
2008V Biennial contemporary original printAyamonte, Spain, Group
2007Art ChicagoAnn Nathan Gallery, USAGroup
2007SofaAnn Nathan Gallery, New York, USA, Group
2007Palm Beach THREEAnn Nathan Gallery, Palm Beach, USA, Group
2007SofaAnn Nathan Gallery , Chicago, USAGroup
2007St-Art Anquin’s Gallery, Strasbourg, FranceGroup
2007ITAFMultiArt Centre Alsmeer, Amsterdam, HollandGroup
2007Art BONDESSEEAnna-Maria Burger Gallery, Bondesee, Austria, Group
2007Art MadridEl Quatre Gallery, Madrid, Spain, Group
20071st Art Expo MalaysiaATR Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, MalasiaGroup
2007DEArt EEl Quatre Gallery, Madrid, Spain, Group
2007Art EsantanderIsabel Ignacio Gallery, Santander, SpainGroup
2007Estampa, International Art FairFontanar Gallery, Madrid, Spain, Group
2007UnknownMultiArt centre Aalsmer, Aalsmer, HollandGroup
2007UnknownAnna-Maria Burger Gallery, Munich, GermanyGroup
2007UnknownLe Soleil sur la Place Gallery, Lyon, FranceGroup
2007UnknownAnquin’s gallery, Tarragona, Spain, Group
2006Art ChicagoAnn Nathan Gallery, USAGroup
2006Palm Beach THREEAnn Nathan Gallery, Palm Beach USA, Group
2006SofaAnn Nathan Gallery, New York, USA, Group
2006SofaChicagoAnn Nathan Gallery , Chicago, USAGroup
2006MIArt El Quatre Gallery, Milan, Italy, Group
2006Art MadridEl Quatre Gallery, Madrid, Spain, Group
2006EstampaFontanar Gallery, Madrid, Spain, Group
2006DEArt EEl Quatre Gallery, Madrid, Spain, Group
2006UnknownIsabel Ignacio Gallery, Sevilla, SpainGroup
2006UnknownJose Lorenzo Gallery, Santiago de Compostela, SpainGroup
2006UnknownAC, Art e Contemporaneo Gallery, Marbella, Spain, Group
2005SofaAnn Nathan Gallery, Florida, USAGroup
2005DEArt EEl Quatre Gallery, Madrid, SpainGroup
2005UnknownRene Metras Gallery, Barcelona, SpainGroup
2005Art ChicagoAnn Nathan Gallery, Chicago, USAGroup
2005UnknownEl Quatre GalleryBarcelona, SpainGroup
2005SofaAnn Nathan GalleryChicago, USAGroup
2005SofaAnn nathan Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2005EstampaAlexandra Irigoyen Gallery, Madrid, SpainGroup
2005St-Art Anquin's Gallery Strasbourg, FranceGroup
2005ExhibiitionIsabel Ignacio Gallery, Sevilla, Spain Group
2004Art ChicagoAnn Nathan Gallery Chicago, Group
2004SofaAnn Nathan Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2004SofaAnn Nathan Gallery, Chicago, USAGroup
2004DEArt EEl Quatre Gallery, Madrid, SpainGroup
2004Art ExpoAnquin`s Gallery, Barcelona, SpainGroup
2004ARCALEFontanar Gallery, Salamanca, SpainGroup
2004Art EsantanderQuasar Gallery, Santander, SpainGroup
2004UnknownAnquin´s Gallery, Tarragona, Spain, Group
2003SofaAnn Nathan Gallery, Chicago, USAGroup
2003Art ExpoAnquin's Gallery, BarcelonaSpainGroup
2003DEArt EEl Quatre Gallery, Madrid, SpainGroup
2003ARCALEEmac Gallery, Salamanca, SpainGroup
2003UnknownEl Quatre Gallery, Barcelona, SpainGroup
2003UnknownClave Gallery, Murcia, Spain, Group
2002Art ChicagoAnn Nathan Gallery, Chicago, USAGroup
2002SofaAnn Nathan Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2002SofaAnn Nathan Gallery, Chicago, USA,Group
2002LINEArt Bisel Gallery, Gante, BelgiumGroup
2002DEArt EEl Quatre Gallery, Madrid, SpainGroup
2002Art ExpoAnquin`s Gallery, Barcelona, SpainGroup
2002UnknownAnquin`s Gallery, Tarragona, SpainGroup
2001SofaAnn Nathan Gallery, Chicago, USAGroup
2001UnknownSungsan Art Hall, South Korea, Group
2001Art -VIENNALa Regle d'Or Gallery, Viena, AustriaGroup
2001DEArt EEl Quatre Gallery, Madrid, SpainGroup
2001EstampaAnquin`s Gallery, Madrid, SpainGroup
2001UnknownEl Quatre Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, Group
2000SofaAnn Nathan Gallery, New York, Chicago, USAGroup
2000Art InnsbruckLa Regle d'Or, Innsbruck, AustriaGroup
2000UnknownHeike Behrens, AlemaniaGroup
2000Art ExpoAnquin's GAllery, Barcelona, SpainGroup
2000EstampaIdeArte Gallery, Madrid, SpainGroup
2000Art e SevillaLa Regle d'Or Gallery, Sevilla, SpainGroup
2000UnknownAnquin`s Gallery, Tarragona, SpainGroup
2000UnknownElArt e Gallery, Madrid, SpainGroup
2000UnknownBisel Gallery, CArt agena, Spain, Group
1999Art InnsbruckLa regle d'Or Gallery, Innsbruck, AustriaGroup
1999Art ExpoAnquin's Gallery, Barcelona, SpainGroup
1999EstampaIdeArte Gallery, Madrid, SpainGroup
1999Art e SantanderAnquin`s Gallery, Santander, SpainGroup
1999UnknownIdeArte Gallery, Madrid, SpainGroup
1999UnknownEl Quatre Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, Group
1998Art ExpoAnquin's Gallery, Barcelona, SpainGroup
1998MAC 21Elvira Carreras Gallery, Marbella, SpainGroup
1998EstampaMadrid, Spain, Group
1998UnknownJunges Madrid, Postdam, GermanyGroup
1998UnknownDuayer Gallery, Madrid, Spain Group
1998UnknownAnquin`s Gallery, Tarragona, SpainGroup
1997EstampaIdeArte, Madrid, SpainGroup
1997UnknownAteneo, Madrid, SpainGroup
1997UnknownAnquin`s Gallery, Tarragona, SpainGroup
1997UnknownRecoletos Gallery, Madrid, SpainGroup
1997UnknownElvira Carreras Gallery, Madrid, Spain, Group
1996UnknownMilan Gallery, Madrid, Spain, Group
1996UnknownTocre Gallery, Madrid, SpainGroup
1996UnknownChamArt ín's Station, Madrid, SpainGroup
1996Art Symposium for young Art ists from EuropeVasternorrland, SwedenGroup
1995UnknownMuseo Tiflologico de la ONCEGroup
1994UnknownMercado Puerta de Toledo, Madrid, EspanaGroup
1993UnknownBecarios de Ayllon Facultad de BBAA de MadridGroup
1991Exposicion de alumnosFacultad de Bellas Art es de MadridGroup