Xavier Solé is a visual artist who studies “Los Caprichos” of Francisco Goya and reviews them with a contemporary approach. In Goya’s series of 80 etchings, he dives into the deepest passions of humankind. A dreamlike story explained through wit: from politics to friendship, from religion to economy, from hunger to love.
Along with his study of “Los Caprichos”, Xavier Solé works on the concept of “nasty interactions” to shape his outputs. Through childish interfaces, he invites the audience to be part to the artwork and pushes them into enjoying something that could be considered as nasty, rude or violent. The “Goyesque” dark pleasures of humankind presented with a layer of innocence and playfulness.
His work has been exhibited in the UK (the Barbican Centre, Gallery 80/81...), Barcelona and Madrid. Some of his projects have been featured in international media.
If you want to follow the artistic practice, exhibitions and research, check www.xavisolemora.wordpress.com