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 acrylic, aerosol, stencils, and mixed media, 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.
Xavi’s work is rooted in the notions of vibration and light. Through masterfully executed compositions of novel shapes, forms, pigments, and patterns inspired by nature and technology, Xavi brings the unseen world of vibrational energy to bear in the visual realm with the intention to connect with the viewer 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 modern design techniques, Xavi incorporates the old and the new–the seen and the unseen–in order to build a unique aesthetic which straddles multiple cultures and historical epochs.
While committed to the lasting tenets of design theory and increasingly interested in abstract expressionism, 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 has created murals and installations across the world and has painted 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.