Artists

Chema Madoz

Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona
Jan 16 - May 30, 2020
madoz

Opening 16.01, 19h

Exhibition 17.01 – 30.05.2020

 

 

On Thursday January 16, we will open the seventh exhibition of Chema Madoz at the Galeria Joan Prats. We will present recent works made between 2012 and 2018.

 

The black and white photographs by Chema Madoz are characterized by their sharpness and fineness. Simple objects of everyday life appear in his pictures. The photographer has manipulated them, often combining two objects, looking for associations or paradoxes. These sculptures created by the artist are born only to be photographed, always with natural light. The change of scale and the absence of color allow us to establish a distance and at the same time distort reality, questioning ideas such as the true and the possible.

 

In the images of Chema Madoz, therefore, two points of view converge, the one from the photographer himself and the one from the viewer, who faces photography from the same place from where he faced the object. In the words of Chema Madoz, he is interested in “the idea of finding, discovering and perceiving the mystery in everyday life.” At the same time, the artist conceives reality as an exercise of reading, and with a cold look, he documents the destruction of its rules through photography.

 

All the photographs are printed on baryta paper and sulfide toned.

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Installation

01-2010_110x125cm

02-11_book_60x50

03-madoz-2013

04-madoz-2013

05-2010_60x50atomo

06-madoz-2013

07-madoz-2013

08-madoz-2013

09-madoz-2013

10-2011_60x50

11-2011_110x135cm

12-60x50

13-madoz-2013

14-madoz-2013

15-2011_110x135-cm

16-2011_110x135

17-2011_125x165cm

18-2011_110x135

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