Quentin Bajac, curator at MoMA affirmed that, next to the wall, the book is the most basic pillar of photography. An idea that might seem radical to us shows us a trend, that the photo book has become greatly important as a medium of expression in photography. One of the things I find most interesting about photo books is the possibility they allow in creating multidisciplinary works like in the case of Lurra, a work by Irene Cruz, Juan Yuste, and Maria JL Hierro, with its special blend of photography, poetry, and illustration that jumps from the book format and onto the Kliener Salon’s expressive walls in Berlin, to which I am proud to say I curate.
The inauguration will be next Friday the 15 of January at 7pm and will include a very suggestive program consisting of a performance headed by the artists Irene Cruz and Juan Yuste and a presentation of the book. It would be my greatest pleasure to see you all at the inauguration and have a chance to speak to you in person. Below you can read the text I have written for the inauguration itself.
This text is part of curatorship work I have done with work of Mireia Cifuentes in Virtual Gallery.
Mireia Cifuentes is a Catalonian painter born in La Seu d’Urgell, although she spent part of her childhood and teenage years in the city of Marbella (Malaga). Her interest and passion for the art world began with a series of trips through Europe and Asia she embarked on throughout the years, in a vital search and as a result of her desire to learn about other cultures.
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The first time I enjoyed the work of artist David Catá I reflected upon the importance of the body as an interlocutor of the deepest emotions, those we left behind at some point because they imply recognition of feelings that are painful.
In this post you can read an excerpt from the text I ‘ve written about David Cata, featured artist of Virtual Gallery and I would like to invite you all to stroll through his gallery, that we can see photography, sculpture and also videoart.
David’s work is about intimate issues, related to memory and the footprint other people leave in us, and transmits it to the spectators, but also to himself, through the use of his body as support.
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In this post you can read an excerpt from the text I ‘ve written about Emilio Fornieles, featured artist of Virtual Gallery and I would like to invite you all to stroll through his amazing gallery B-sides.
When I became acquainted with Emilio Fornieles and his work in the last edition of the Berliner Liste art fair, without a doubt what most caught my attention was the passion in the execution of his works and the touch of aggressiveness, as well as his command of black and white, which makes it possible to create landscapes and portraits that are charged with great force and dramatic quality and that we can now enjoy in the artist’s gallery on Virtual Gallery.
A self-taught artist, he has been learning how to capture the reality he perceives. He began to paint when he was very young, although it was not until 2006 that he decided to fully dedicate himself to it, due to an exhibition in which “he opened himself to the public”.
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In this post you can read an excerpt from the text I ‘ve written about Sadie Weis, featured artist of the week of Virtual Gallery and I would like to invite you all to stroll through her amazing gallery, that summarizing her production very well and allows us to explore her universe.
Sadie Weis is a multimedia artist working in the disciplines of Installation, Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking, and Video with influences of the spiritual, the occult, magic, and science fiction.
Her philosophy, and the inspiration for her artistic output, centers on a combination of these elements, which she uses to create alternative environments and sensations to transport the viewer to other worlds. These elements combine with the re-appropriation of relics and memories, placed in the context of organic processes such as the growth of crystals and natural decay.