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Born in Cuba, Joaquín Ferrer arrived in Paris in 1960 and never left France. Max Ernst prefaced the first catalogue of this artist, who never ceased to make perceptible a space that does not exist. These are lines, planes, shapes, structures and colours, according to the thinking and imagination of the artist who tirelessly pursued his metaphysical and conceptual path.

It was Jean Hugues who brought Ferrer’s work to the attention of the general public in 1968, at an exhibition at the Point Cardinal. His Cuban origins were no longer the only anchor point for his pictorial work: he experimented with new combinations of shapes and colours, linking him to the surrealist heritage of Max Ernst. The 1970s marked the beginning of his use of acrylics and of a vision of colour that allowed the depths of planes and textures to be expressed; his work as a whole came closer to monochrome. He became a French citizen in 1979, and died in Paris in 2022.

Exhibitions at the gallery

Agustín Cárdenas, Solano Cárdenas, Jesse A. Fernández, Joaquín Ferrer, Luis Israel González Sosa

Group show




La liberté du trait, Exhibition catalogue, 2021