This fall, Axelle SoHo will host a solo exhibition for Barcelona native, Xavier Rodés. Following the success of Rodés’ debut US solo show at our sister gallery in Boston last year, Axelle is excited to present his new collection to New York City. Rodés’ seascapes, landscapes and serene city scenes are distinguished by their unique and meticulously executed approach to light and detail.
Rodés’ articulately rendered oil on canvas paintings each capture a very specific moment in time - a time when the light, the tide and the sky were just so. His works convey an unusual harmony between nature, architecture and the hand of the artist. He frequently depicts piers and harbors built into vast oceans and seas; however, his tranquil compositions of American and European towns reveal a world where man-‐ made beams rise almost organically from the water without disrupting the beauty of the natural surroundings. Whether painting sunny coastal towns, quiet snowy scenes or his whimsical still lifes, Rodés’ works demonstrate an innate ability to sensitively render light, precision and emotion.
Born in 1971, Rodés studied art at EINA College in Spain, where he focused on Industrial and Urban Landscape. Following Rodés’ first exhibition in 1996, he has exhibited his work at many galleries throughout Spain. He has taken part in several international fairs such as those in Strasbourg, London and Madrid. His paintings are present in many private and public collections and in galleries worldwide, including USA, France, Switzerland, and Argentina. Today, he lives and works in El Masnou, a town not far from Barcelona.