Biography

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Cambre (A Coruña), 1958.

His career begins through artistic drawing under the tuition of the artist Aurelio de Lombera. Afterwards, after studying the medicine degree in Santiago de Compostela, he attends painting courses between 1985 and 1990 with the artist Fina Mantiñán. Among others, he will assist to the engraving course Gráfica 94 (lithography workshop) in Betanzos, organized by the International University Menéndez Pelayo and, in 2002, he will take part in the V International Painting Course, conducted by Antonio López García, in Jerez de la Frontera.

His wide exhibition trajectory includes, since the late eighties, both individual and collective levels, within the principal galician cities, being his artwork displayed in galleries of A Coruña, Lugo, Ourense, Pontevedra, Santiago de Compostela or Ferrol and furthermore an exhibition in Santander with Fina Mantiñán. In 2000 the Xunta de Galicia publish a book with his artwork: “Xavier Muíños, a plasticidade da cor” ( “Xavier Muíños, the plasticity of colour”) and sponsors him an itinerant exhibition through the four galician provinces.

Since the nineties his work crosses frontiers to visit exhibitional spaces from diverse european capitals, from Madrid to Barcelona, stopping by, for example, the Art Prèsent gallery, in Paris, or galleries in Franfurt and Salzburgo.

His artwork take part in collections of various administrations, such as the Xunta de Galicia, or the councils of A Coruña and Oleiros, as well as diverse bank entities (BBVA, Abanca or Banco Gallego) and important particular collections of, among other countries, USA, Japan, Germany or France.

About his career, it has been said of him:

An art that charges it’s contents from the existencial galician essence

Emilio González López, oficial chronicler of Galicia.

An art not just troubling, but also profoundly suggestive

Superb draftsman, owner of a wide palet of astonishing tonalities

Álvaro Delgado – El Punto de las Artes

An artwork tremendously developed, product of a meticulous and well organized spirit

Ana Vasco