J Antonio Farfan

Artist Statement:  


Static and dynamic symbols live, rotate, grow, die and explode underneath vaporous clouds of color or find respite in an interior structure. Man-made machines move with intention surrounded by  organic forms that grow and live simultaneously with their newer counterparts. There’s an  intentional effort at attracting the viewer into contemplation and further investigation of light and  dark and even the question of perception. The artist’s vocabulary is heavily influenced by medieval  philosophy and surrealism with a strong link to metaphysical concerns and measurable reality which  include man made concepts and machines.  



b. Monterrey, Mexico, 1968  

B.F.A, University of Houston, 1995  

Independent Study; Paris France, 1990-1991,  

New York City 2002-2004  

2019 April  Business Jesus  Topology Review – Pop Up Show  Houston, Texas  

2017 November  The Garden of Even  Nos Caves Vin  Houston, Texas  

2015 November  Ever After Ten Year Anniversary  DWR  Houston, Texas  

2015 March  Solo, Macrocosm  G Gallery  Houston, Texas  

2014 September  Microcosm  Salon Show, Home of Mr. J. Walker.  Houston, Texas  

2013 April  A bit ...  Spring Street Studios Houston, Texas  

2012 December  387 KM, Group Show,  Cohn Drennan, Contemporary,  Dallas, Texas  

2011 August  The Experiment,  Solo, Gallery Two 1Four,  Houston, Texas  

2010 November  The Mathematician, Solo,  Bering Art Collective, Houston, Texas  

2009 August  Cinco  Bering and James Gallery, Houston, Texas  

2009 April  The Last Supper Illuminated; Lecture  Bering and James Gallery, Houston, Texas  

2008 November  Filament, Group Show  Bering and James Gallery, Houston, Texas  2008 August  Cinco, Group Show  Bering and James Gallery, Houston, Texas  

2008 May  On The Nature of Time, Solo,  Bering and James Gallery, Houston, Texas  

2008  Cerca Trova: The Last Words of Leonardo da Vinci.  Consulting work of Carlo Pedretti, Carmen Bambach, Ladislao Reti, Edward MacCurdy, Marco Cianchi, Alessandro Vezzosi, Serge Bramly.  

2007 September  Look Beneath The Surface: Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition Houston, Texas  

2007 April  Watershed Public Art: Environmental Public Billboard Houston, Texas 

2006 September .  Unveiling: Apocryphal Mona Lisa  Artists Studio: Honoring art patron Wael Al Humaidhi, Houston, Texas  

2006 May  Cerca Trova, Solo  Grand Contemporary, Lafayette, Louisiana  

2005 December  Palates and Pate  Lafayette, Louisiana  

2005 December  Night of 1,000 Drawings  Artists Space, N.Y N.Y  

2005 October  Day of the Dead  Lawndale Art, Houston, Texas  

2005 July  The Big Show  Lawndale Art, Houston, Texas  

2005 July  Group Art Show  Grand Contemporary, Lafayette, Louisiana  

2005 July   Face   Artcar Museum Houston, Texas   

2005 April   Coexistence   Space 125 Gallery, Houston, Texas   Recipient of Von Holtzbrinck Award   

2005 April .   Group Art Show   Mind Puddles Gallery, Houston, Texas   

2005 March   Group Art Show   Grand Contemporary, Lafayette, Louisiana   

2004 December   No Attachment   SubAtomic Mobile Gallery, Houston Texas  

2003 December   Miraculous: Contemporary Exvotos Paintings   ChezTGN Studio Gallery, Brooklyn, NY   

2003 December   On the Threshhold of Love and War   Northlight Studios, NY, NY   2003 March   Defibrillator   Mixed Media Studios, Booklyn, NY   

2003 October   Group art show,   Niagara, NY, NY   

2001 October   Dia de los Muertos retablos   Lawndale art and performance Center, Houston, TX   

2000 January   Inventing Mirth: paintings, drawings collage and theory on the perpetual pursuit of happiness   Mo Mong Restaurant, Houston TX   

1998November   Seven on Illusive Innocence Luna   527 Gallery (Apama Mackey Gallery), Houston, Texas   

1997 March   Black and White exhibit and Willie Wicked Rides again   F Studio, Houston, Texas



Corporate Collections:  


Boulevard Realty Houston, Texas   


Prather and Prather,CPA PC Gail Prather Houston, Texas   


Haynes and Boone, LLP Haynes and Boone, LLP Houston, Texas   


Lyondell Basel Industries Lyondell Bassel Houston, Texas   


Montgomery Roth Interiors Montgomery Roth Interiors Houston, Texas   


Civicap Partners Tom and Laura Bacon Houston, Texas   


Adeem Investment Waleed Al Humaidhi London, UK

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Dallas, TX 75207

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Dallas, TX 75207
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