(Spanish b. 1957)
Known for realistic, exquisite reproductions of still life images, it is
no coincidence that Javier Mulio is simply known as Javier among his
international list of collectors. Hailing from the artistically popular
Alcoy (Alicante) Spain, Javier was born December 24, 1957 and was
inspired by the artists around him at an early age. He started painting
at fourteen and quickly began formal training four years later.
From 1962 to 1971, Javier studied at the Virgen de los Lirios in his
hometown and remained there while he received a Fourth Degree
Certificate. He also studied at the School of Mila Gomez between 1973
and 1976. His personal style and technique blend his interests in
photography with the styles he learned under the Classic Master Zurbaran
and instructor Mila Gomez. Javier credits his admiration and studies of
Salvador Dali with inspiring him to explore the possibilities of art.
Javier discovered great passion and success 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.
Upon completing his education, Javier began painting professionally and
has since become internationally recognized for the realistic, small
details he captures in his still life images. His works are included in
private collections throughout Japan, Saudi Arabia, Jakarta, Bahrain,
Holland and the United States. Collectors include a Saudi Arabian
Prince, and many other important aristocrats and business people
throughout the world.
style has met with great success, including international exhibitions at
the Galeria Sanchez, Granada, Spain in 1982; Galeria Aquado, Logrono,
Spain in 1995 and Galeria Soria, Chateauroux, France in 1996. In 1997
his work became available in the United States, where he has enjoyed
further recognition at national art shows including the New York Artexpo,
International Atlanta Art Buyers Caravan and numerous One Man Shows
across the United States.