JARR

Joan Antoni Rodríguez Roca, known artistically as JARR, is one of the most recognized pop artists in Spain, with a distinguished trajectory of international exhibitions. From an early age, his vital concerns led him to participate in the world of art. In 1990, he entered the School of Arts and Crafts of Valencia (EAAOO) and, at the same time, the Joan Bta Cabanilles Dance Conservatory. Although dance left an indelible mark on his career and his being, it ultimately served only as a gateway to the world of visual arts.

JARR began to express himself fully in the visual arts, without any physical or spiritual limitations. His work reflects a continuous evolution and experimentation, where the initial matter led him to non-matter in his transition towards new technologies and object art, always maintaining his own artistic identity.

Throughout his career, JARR has developed numerous artistic series, including: Pas-à-Quatre, Jarr & Jarr Co., Kit-Kat Grunge, The Mystique of Music, Pain or Pleasure, Baroque, My Alpine World, Confidences, and Fallen Angels. His latest series, Layers and Sub-layers, created between 2018 and 2020, explores concepts of isolation, connection, vital planes, and the influence of COVID.

JARR's works have been exhibited in countries such as France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Argentina, Mexico, and Cuba, and he has participated in numerous international fairs. His work is held in renowned museums, such as the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM) and the Museo de Bellas Artes de México. His work is heavily influenced by dance and utilizes new technologies and object art to create his pieces.

In JARR's own words:

"We live on multiple planes, with no up or down, left or right. A single space and different places to show attitudes while adding solidarity, at a time when this very life shares the market with death and simultaneously with hope. We can change planes, but not space, nor the sum of color. The value of actions will be the reward of a balanced society with shades of darkness, susceptible to confusing holes and results without light. Color, color, and more color to infinity and the limit of white."




Licencia para matar, 2016, 73 x 30 x 81 cm
Licencia para matar, 2016, 73 x 30 x 81 cm
Campo de batalla, 2016, 29x29cm
Campo de batalla, 2016, 29x29cm
Él/ella, 2016, 30x30cm
Él/ella, 2016, 30x30cm
Vírgenes, astronauta, arlequín, dragón, 2016, 77 x 38 x 38 cm
Vírgenes, astronauta, arlequín, dragón, 2016, 77 x 38 x 38 cm
ALEA JACTA EST IV, 2016, 53x50cm
ALEA JACTA EST IV, 2016, 53x50cm
Concentración de vida_II, 2016, 30x30cm
Concentración de vida_II, 2016, 30x30cm
Campo de batalla_IV, 2016, 28x19cm
Campo de batalla_IV, 2016, 28x19cm
Cruz, 2016, 110x112x11cm
Cruz, 2016, 110x112x11cm
Metano, 2016, 42x26x16cm
Metano, 2016, 42x26x16cm
Cruz, 2016, 33x14cm
Cruz, 2016, 33x14cm
Campo de batalla_V, 2016, 39x27cm
Campo de batalla_V, 2016, 39x27cm
Él/la/nosotros, 2016, 43x26x16cm
Él/la/nosotros, 2016, 43x26x16cm
ALEA JACTA EST III, 2016, 52x50cm
ALEA JACTA EST III, 2016, 52x50cm