Javier Manrique 01

Javier Manrique

Studio #216

Paintings, Encaustics,

Monoprints and Lithographs
See more work on Javier’s page on the Mexican & Mexican-American Gallery site. or Grupo Arteria
Javier in the El Obraje shop in Aguascalientes Mexico where he was resident artist this year.
Javier Manrique was born in Tijuana BC, Mexico. Since 1981 he has exhibited in Painting, Photography, and Graphic biennials and participated in group and solo exhibits in the U.S,  Mexico, Cuba and Europe.

In 1995 he moved from Mexico City to his current home in San Francisco, but he frequently travels  back to Mexico where he exhibits and does extensive printwork.  This year he had a solo show at Galeria Arroyo de la Plata in Zacatecas. He was guest artist at ‘El Obraje’ workshop in Aguascalientes  where he produced two new series of Lithographs. Grupo Arteria based in Mexico City  has allowed him to work collaboratively.The group will be participating in the upcoming Estampa Print Fair held in Madrid this November.

Manrique’s work is presently going into a more expressive period.  After exploring a minimalist approach in the previous years his palette has become more varied yet maintaining the economy of language by carefully selecting a few bold colors.

Manrique has exhibited in San Francisco at SFMOMA Artist Gallery, Vorpal and Rizzoli Galleries.

His museum shows include Museo de Arte Moderno and Rufino Tamayo Museum in Mexico City and a one man show at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Aguascalientes Mexico.

©2002, encaustic, 16 X 12"
La Mar

©2002, encaustic, 16" x 12"
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King of Gypsies

©2002, monoprint, 10 3/4X7 7/8"
Inherent Power

©2002, encaustic, 12" x 9"