Javier Krasuk is a contemporary abstract artist who utilizes the interplay of form and color to create a unique and dynamic style of painting. His large format pieces are celebrated for their ability to blend fast curves and geometrical perception, resulting in an emotionally evocative atmosphere that is a hallmark of his unmistakable signature style.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1966, Krasuk pursued his education in architecture at the University of Buenos Aires. In 1990, he earned his first Masters of Architecture, during which time he was mentored by architect Zaha Hadid at the Architectural Association (AA) in London, UK. This experience played a significant role in his extensive studies of organic forms and his unique perception of space.
Following his studies, Krasuk relocated to Washington DC, where he earned a Masters of Arts and Sciences in Architecture from Virginia Tech in just 11 months in 1992. Currently, he divides his time between Washington DC and Milan, Italy.
. Relevant Achievements and Exhibitions
- International Silver Medal of Architecture – Bienal of Architecture BA/85, awarded by Arch. Mario Botta, Arch. Richard Meier, Arch. Kisho Kurokawa, and Arch. Cesar Pelli.(AR)
- Exhibit of “WIA Project” National Building Museum in Washington DC, USA, in 1993
- Exhibit of “WIA Project”Smithsonian Institution in 1994.(US)
- Top 20 Beatport’s prize for his album “Dosis” in 2014.(US)
- Top 5 Mixcloud prize “CNTRL live Mix” in 2015.(PY)
- “Kinetics Album” ADE Awards, Netherlands, in 2016.
- Venice Art Biennale 2019, Pavillion 02- collateral event “FFH” (IT)
- Venice Architecture Biennale 2021 “THE SPACE WE LIVE IN, ARCHE- Architecture of the Universe, Feedback_Society.”(IT)
- Venice Art Biennale 2022 – Decentral Art Pavilion – Art Biennale Edition (IT)
- Art Dubai (DUBAI) in 2023, titled “Art in Space.” (AE)
From Architecture to Painting through Music
After receiving his MA in Washington DC, Javier Krasuk ventured into music in late 1995, recording his first LP “Tide”. In 1996, he returned to Washington DC and co-founded the Washington DC Off Campus Computer Graphics Department at Virginia Tech. That same year, he co-founded 9th.com, a multimedia design firm that would significantly impact his artistic career for years to come.
In 2002, Javier began spending time in Europe, and in 2007, he recorded “Vanity” in Milan, Italy. In 2014, Krasuk redefined his musical journey and released his first underground electronic music album “Dosis” under his alias name “Xavi Kras.
Between 2014 and 2019, Javier Krasukunder the alias Xavi Kras landed seven tracks in the top 40 and 2 tracks in the top 10 electronic music portal charts while reaching the #2 mark in Mixcloud’s charts four times. He also performed live in some of the world’s most renowned underground electronic music venues, including Treehouse-Miami, Bahrein-BA, Pepero-Porto Cervo Trade-Miami, Club69-BA, CNTRL-Asuncion/Paraguay, and Bacanal-London, among others.
In 2016, Javier attended an art residency at the Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Italy, which triggered his devotion and passion for his contemporary art career.
In late 2016, Javier was invited, along with Florencia Bruck, by the Fundación Jorge Malbran to produce a site-specific art installation at Casa FOA 2016. In late 2017, after attending Eduardo Stupia’s Art Masterclass at the Di Tella University, Javier joined a residency at the Berlin Art Institute (BAI) in 2018. His large-format work was first presented at the Berlin Spring Art Week in the same year. Later in 2018, he attended two consecutive residencies at the Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Italy, and an art retreat in Camporsevoli, Tuscany. In the same year, Javier exhibited at the BAI Open House and later showcased his work at the ARTSPRING CENTRAL “Museum Pankow” in Berlin, Germany. In late 2018, he exhibited “Foreign Affair” at the Palazzo Zenobio in Venice, Italy.
In 2019, Javier was invited by “One Contemporary Art” in Venice, Italy, to a two-month pre-Biennale residency, leading to a week-long solo exhibit at the “One Contemporary Art” space in Venice in April of that year. In May 2019, Javier partnered with Harro Schmidth and Florencia Bruck to produce a site-specific installation to be exhibited at the 2019 Venice Art Biennale – Pavillon 02. In 2020, his artwork “RHAPSODY II” was exhibited at the Kunsthalle Faust in Hannover, Germany.
In 2021, Javier returned to Venice, this time to be part of the Architecture Biennale – “THE_SPACE_WE_LIVE_IN, ARCHE- Architecture of the Universe – Pavilion 0” with the installation “Feedback Society,” another collaborative work with partners Harro Schmidth and Florencia Bruck. In late 2021, Javier was commissioned to create a site-specific visual installation for the Kesselhaus Linden in Hannover, Germany.
In 2022, Javier co-founded the Decentral Art Pavilion, the first IRL Digital Art Exhibition in parallel with the 2022 Venice Art Biennale, featuring renowned artists in the field such as Beeple, Xcopy, Trevor Jones, Coldie, Snowfro, Pieter Pasma, and Hackatao, among others. In November 2022, Javier was invited to lead a panel at the NFT London conference. In December of the same year, his latest artworks were showcased at the launch of the DAP Meta during Art Basel Miami.
In February 2023, Javier’s latest work “Landed” displayed at Art Dubai – Art in Space Dubai (AE).
Latest Art Exhibitions
2023 – “Art in Space” – Art Dubai (DUBAI)
2022 – “DAP Meta – Miami Art Basel, Miami (USA)
2022 – “SINGULARITY” Decentral Art Pavilion – Venice Art Biennale Edition, Venice (ITA)
2022 – “NFT LONDON” – Queen Elizabeth II Centre – Leading Digital IRL, London (UK)
2022 – “RED in GOLD” Decentral Art Pavilion – Venice Art Biennale Edition, Venice (ITA)
2022 – Symularis Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej Elektrownia Czeladz (POL)
2021 – “LIVING WITH OTHERS” Kesselhaus Linden, Hannover (DE)
2021 – “THE_SPACE_WE_LIVE_IN, ARCHE- Architecture of the Universe, Feedback_Society”, Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice (ITA)
2020 – “RHAPSODY II” Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover (DE)
2019 – “FAR FROM HOME (FFH)” Venice Art Biennale, Pavilion 02, Venice (ITA)
2019 – “TONAL JOURNEY” Solo Exhibition – Pre-Art Venice Art Biennale, GAD, Venice, (ITA)
2018 – “ARTSPRING CENTRAL” Museum Pankow, Berlin (DE)
2018 – “Palazzo Zenobio” Venice (ITA)
2018 – BAI Open House BAI – Berlin Art Institute, Berlin (DE)
2016 – FOA Fundación Jorge Malbran (AR)