ART U READY returns during the week of ARCO for the eighth year, presenting the first solo exhibition of Sevillian artist Jaime Abaurre (1987), in Madrid. The axis of his work is based on drawing and from there he assaults other disciplines such as ceramics, sculpture and furniture design, in which he manages to leave the characteristic mark of his stroke. His work is intrepid, brazen and vividly cheerful. Trained as a publicist, Jaime Abaurre has always drawn and art has been in his life for as long as he can remember. Great-grandson of a poet, grandson of an architect and designer, and son of a photographer. Jaime’s world is aesthetic as an acquired natural result and this can be appreciated in his work, balanced, light, with proportionate chromatics, minimalist and conceptual. The elegance of his lines that create human figures in the form of portraits stands out.
Self-taught and transversal, in his work we find references to architecture, inspired by figures such as Alejandro de la Sota, Óscar Niemeyer and José Antonio Coderch; in design he draws inspiration from Miguel Milá, Joe Colombo and Jaime Hayón, among others, but he also draws from literature, from what he notices around him and from great artists such as El Greco, Picasso or Matisse. Jaime dives into other disciplines with respectful and fresh boldness, which he genuinely makes his own. There are no borders in his research, he enters and leaves freely, contaminating himself with everything and nothing, although the one who returns from this journey is a more complete artist. A single red line as a return toll: to follow the beating of his heart.
Curious and archeologist of the human, he is mainly inspired by people. We find portraits, faces are always present. Gazes with many layers that observe and observe us, everything is dual in his work, his double meanings invite us to look inward in search of answers. As in personal relationships that fluctuate, in her work her faces dialogue, swaying, flowing with natural movement.