The Spanish artist Xavier Mascaro is exhibiting his 25 piece collection of iron sculptures in the Paseo del Arte central Madrid. The open air exhibition, "Xavier Mascaró. Esculturas", is sponsored by
Iron sculptures made by the Spanish artist Xavier Mascaro will adorn the Paseo del Arte in central Madrid until the 4th April 2010. "Xavier Mascaró. Esculturas" the open air exhibition with twenty five sculptures is sponsored by the Fundación Unicaja. The twenty two guardians (guardianes) which appear in this photo report are located in the Paseo de Recoletos. Madrid 06/02/2010
Ten of the Guardians are 3 meters high and two meters wide and the smaller statues are 1.60 meters high and one meter wide. The statues are cast in the same mould but each individual statue has different texture and degree of oxidisation (rust). The smaller statues and two large musicians (not shown in this story and located in front of the Prado museum) are the latest creations of the artist. The other work (not shown) in this exhibition is an 11,000 kilo boat in Cuesta de Moyano adjacent to Atocha.
Mascaro was born in Paris in 1965 is, however, Spanish and now lives in Madrid and New York. The artist graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Barcelona and some of his large scale sculptures can be found in Pinto, Ceutí and Jerez de la Frontera.