Biography

ASHWAN studied fine arts in the UK and the US, at the The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has been living and working in Barcelona since 2009. He describes his art as a visual Tao of the boom-bap-sounds. The artist creates objects: figurative, solid and with a strong presence. The oftentimes uses discarded cardboard for his mixed media pieces and transforms them into large-format works, ultimately encasing them in resin. His art takes the beholder back to a time, where cities and urban live was stricken by a continuously growing social gap, leading to an explosion in color, i.e. the graffiti-sprayed parts of the Bronx from the 1970s, being left untouched for decades, as well as the destroyed Berlin wall. 

 

CV

1999
Master of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (USA)
1994
Bachlor (with honors) from the University of Northumbria, Newcastle (UK)
1971
born in Liverpool (UK)
lives and works in Barcelona, Spain

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2018
I Like The Way You Talk, Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany
2017
Used To Di It Out In The Park, BienCuadrado, Barcelona, Spain
2015
“SWAB” Art Fair @ 3 Punts Galeria. Barcelona (ESP)
 
Palimpsest. Zap, Liverpool (UK)
2014
Art Madrid @ 3 Punts Galeria, Madrid (ESP)
 
Art Karlsruhe 2014 @ 3 Punts Galeria, Karlsruhe (GER)
2011
Royal College of Art, London (UK)
2010
London Elephant Parade, London (UK)
 
Dukes Oak, Cheshire (UK)
2009
Loop Festival, Video Art, Barcelona (ESP)
2008
Firbob and Peacok, Knutsford (UK)
 
Videoakt, video festival. Berlín (GER)

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2018
Art Milan @ 3Punts Galeria, Milan, Italy
2008
Xerxes Fine Art, 2 man show, London (UK)
2015
Bites of Future. 3 Punts Galeria. Barcelona (ESP)
2014
Abnormal Activity. 3 Punts Galeria. Barcelona (ESP)
2013
A Rich Stash, A Nova Incredible. Believe Inn, Chicago (USA)
2012
Dukes Oak, Cheshire (UK)