Originally from Hyperspace, Xavi grew up in the Washington DC metro area. At age 12, he discovered and became obsessed with Grafﬁti Art. This fresh new art form, would be Xavi’s primary inﬂuence for years to come. Underground rap music was the soundtrack for these times, and skateboarding was the scene.
In the early 90′s, Xavi found techno music and the DC/Baltimore rave culture. Cutting-edge computer graphics, and the exotic graphic designs of rave ﬂyers added a powerful futuristic ﬂavor to the visual mix. Ecstatic dance-ﬂoor experiences inspired new thematic directions, and ideas like paradise, eternity, and synesthesia began to emerge.
1996 marked a great shift, when Xavi and his Family moved to Arizona. The monumental rock architectures and lush canyons of northern Arizona were Xavi’s gateway to the ultimate design science: Nature. From here on, the living patterns shapes forms and colors of nature would be Xavi’s greatest teacher. Along with nature, the art of indigenous cultures such as the paciﬁc northwest Native Americans, Australian Aborigines were inﬂuential.
For many years Xavi has been a leader in the global Visionary Art movement, creating large multi-media installations, murals, fashions, and ﬁne art at venues, galleries and festivals around the world.
Xavi will be in full effect at Sonic Bloom this year with a live visionary graffiti art mural!
Explore his work at http://XaviDesigns.com.