Biography

 

“Magician, as an Artist, has a duty to respect
Magic as a Fine Art.”

 

Bio

Awards

 

As the rennowned magicians Penn & Teller said from him: “The best Sleight of Hand artist we´ve ever seen”. Javi Benitez is a real artist in the Art of Magic field.

Javi´s sleight of hand with cards is absolutely amazing but, even more importan, his charming personality, his compositions (than not tricks) are of a beauty never seen before.

Javi have given his entire life to the Art of Magic in his biggest meaning.

Experience the imposible through a true artist.

Magician of the Year (2011, Spanish Society of Magicians)
First National Prize of Close-Up Magic (2001, Spain)
Member of the Escuela Mágica de Madrid
President of the Magic Circle of Seville
25 shows at the Magic Castle (Hollywood, 2009)
Theme Park magician (Seville)
90 performances in Riverwalk Mall (Japan, 2004)
Creator & Director on 9 stage shows
Magic Consultant
Lecturer
Disciple of “El Maestro” Arturo de Ascanio
“The Genius” Juan Tamariz
“Magical Godfather” Luis Trueba
and “The Multifaceted” Mark Mitton
Student with
Juan C. Sánchez (CAT)
and the clown Jango Edwards

  8 comments for “Biography

  1. John Krause
    31 January, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Javi!!! Just saw you at the magic castle. Me and my friends laughed so hard that we cried. Your comedy and performance were spot on and your magic is spectacular. YOU were worth the price of admission. Thank you for a night we will never forget. I hope to see another one of your shows in the future. Till then, keep doing what you’re doing, because you’re exceptional.

  2. MM2714330
    29 September, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Javi, I’m a member of Magic Castle, just saw you on Fool Us. Usually I can go back and watch and dissect an illusion. After watching your performance with the face changing cards, I knew watching again wouldn’t reveal anything. I saw moves but wow it sure looked magical and how you handle those cards is simply amazing. Inspiring.

  3. Rick English
    1 October, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    My wife and I just saw you on Penn & Teller and were stunned by your skill. You are truly a great artist.

  4. 2 October, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Do you have social media?! Amazing work on fool us!

    • javierillo
      2 October, 2017 at 7:10 am

      Yes! Instagram, facebook and twitter.

  5. Whitt Smith
    3 October, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Yo are what all magicians wish they could be. Period! BRAVO!

  6. Trevor Smith
    10 October, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Never heard of you until Penn and Teller. I will be following you closely as your star rises here in America. Just incredible card magic! Your sleight of hand is quite invisible.
    I was blown away and am now a fan. Hoping you even bigger success on talk show circuit. And hope to read more about you in the magic magazines.
    Hi-Five and fist bump Javi!!!!

  7. Geoff Ray
    23 October, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    I am a manipulator, and I have seen your show on Penn and Teller 3 times, and I am amazed and thrilled at your performance. perfection.

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