Born in Avilés (Asturias). He studied Fine Arts in Salamanca completing his
training with the Contemporary Art Workshops of El Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid (Spain). His career focused on painting until 2008, when he exhibited photographs of intervened landscapes for the first time on the occasion of his exhibition at the Reina Sofía National Museum and Art Center.

The work of Javier Riera is based on geometric light projections, striked directly onto the greenery and the landscape. He uses photography as a means of registration, without computer manipulation of any kind. His work is based on an experience of real intervention on “the space and time of the landscape”, which brings him closer to the proposals of Land Art.
The relationship between geometry and nature thus acquires a meditative
character, appealing to the coexistence of the public with the power of suggestion of the modification of the landscape to which they attend, which aspires to broaden their perception by laying bridges towards hidden qualities and dimensions in the spaces where it takes place. Riera understands geometry as a natural language prior to matter, able to establish with it a kind of subtle and revealing resonance.

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