oil on board
Javier Mulió, known simply as Javier to collectors around the world, was born on December 24, 1957 in the artistically inspired village of Alcoy (Alicante) Spain. Upon the age of 14, Javier developed a drive for painting and by 18 he began his formal training. From 1973 – 1976, Javier studied at the School of Mila Gómez, studying under the artist and teacher Gómez personally. There he received a Fourth Degree Certificate for his talent and creations. After completing his studies, Javier began his professional career as a painter. Throughout the years, he has enjoyed success having his work featured in multiple exhibitions. Early exhibitions included Alcoy (Spain), Granada (Spain), Logroño (Spain) and Chateauroux (France). In 1997 his work was introduced to the United States and he has since celebrated exhibitions in San Francisco (USA), New York (USA), Washington D.C (USA), St. Augustine (USA) and Atlanta (USA). In 2011, his works were featured in the prestigious Shanghai Art Fair. When asked, Javier describes his work as realism and has discovered great passion in depicting his favorite still life subjects – flowers and fruit. His style lends perception, elegance and simplicity to the objects he portrays. By identifying the beauty and small details of the world around him, a magnificent still life takes form in Javier’s paintings. His paintings are simple yet striking, using monotone backgrounds as a fresh slate to contrast the natural reflection, color and light of his still life composition. Recently focusing on items of Americana, Javier has found a passion in creating beautifully composed still lifes out of everyday items.