Xavi Panneton approaches his craft with a unique perspective delivered by his history of creating work across many genres. First immersed in the Washington D.C. graffiti scene of the early 90s, Xavi was later a foundational member of the West Coast world of Visionary Art and continues to expand minds as he traverses an evolving aesthetic where design meets the uncharted territory of our collective consciousness.
Working primarily in acrylics and aerosol, Xavi wrangles a variety of influences into a single, cohesive whole. His mesmerizing pattern work and alternating use of hard and soft lines evoke meditative states, keeping the viewer grounded in a world of simple beauty. Within this tension, a creative drama unfolds and gives way to a hypnotic presence in his work that is at once intriguing and familiar on a cellular level.
The concept of vibration is seen throughout Xavi’s work. Through masterfully executed compositions of novel shapes, patterns, and symmetries inspired by nature, Xavi aims to connect with viewers by way of harmonic frequencies.
Ancestral influences of indigenous cultures are pervasive in Xavi’s work. Here again we find a dynamic tension in his art: Using formal design techniques, Xavi incorporates the old and the new–the seen and the unseen–in order to build a unique visual language which straddles multiple cultures and historical epochs.
While committed to the lasting tenets of design theory, Xavi also brings a certain playfulness to his practice and while his work remains sophisticated, there also exists a refreshing accessibility to everything he produces.
Xavi is an internationally recognized artist, who has created murals and installations across the world and has painted live alongside of some of the most well-known electronic artists and psychedelic acts on the planet, leaving a transformational mark on every space and community into which he has been welcomed.