Spanish sculptor Xavier Mascaró will have his UK debut at the London Saatchi Gallery this September

 Xavier Mascaró, one of the world’s leading contemporary sculptors will have his UK debut at the Saatchi Gallery this September, showcasing the nine and a half feet tall iron ‘Guardians’ which previewed at the Palais Royal in Paris back in 2008.

Other works on display will include metalworks created in Xavier’s workshops in Madrid and Mexico such as the intricate metal face reliefs, known as ‘Eleanoras’, which combine different materials to create delicate facial expressions. The exhibition will also feature work from Xavier’s ‘Departure’ series, featuring large-scale metal boats and sculptural pieces reminiscent of a long-forgotten shipwreck.

Speaking about his work, Mascar said, ‘I am interested in the way that certain images from ancient cultures,  far removed from our lives both physically and temporarily, can combine with others. I have many images in my memory that originate from other time periods, places, or even with something I just happen to see passing by in the street.’


Xavier Mascaro © Andrea Santolaya

Latin American art specialist Esperanza Koren has curated Xavier Mascaro’s show at the Saatchi Gallery, however this is not the only place his work is shown, Esperanza also uses her own Chelsea townhouse in Cadogan Square to showcase work by her artists. Take a look around below:

Xavier Mascaró’s exhibition will take place on 3 September 2014 – 5 October 2014; saatchigallery.com


Esperanza Koren’s Chelsea home

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