Lives and works in Madrid
1956: Born on March 22, in León
match is a story: a drama without words. Alberto García-Alix´s photographs are
also condensed stories, silent but eloquent stories. These are images imbued
with a lyricism and stripped of artifice, poetry that always finds a place to
settle within the framework: the tension in the foreshortening of a face, the
tip of a shoe, a skewered vagina, the body of a bird, fuzzy profiles of a
building … Direct poetry that explodes before our eyes with the radiance of a
vocational fighter, when García Alix concludes one of his joyful battles
with images, there is only one winner standing on the canvas: his glance.
A frontal view. A look of fighter. Pure epic.
technique has evolved toward a meticulous use of black and white. His visual
speech is composed in accordance with the maps that his life’s itinerary has
sketched out, maps onto which the photographer sketches his mysterious,
emotional and compelling artistic cartography. A broad map on which
objects and landscapes appear, photographs in which Alberto García-Alix
captures the scenes of his own biography: houses, streets, roads and trails
open up to infinity. Walls, facades and windows bounded by the camera lens.
Open spaces on which his gaze jumps around and becomes introspective until
enclosing itself in the four walls of a bare room.
put us in the difficult situation of having to choose only one of the topics
dealt with by García-Alix in his work, that which summarizes its totality, that
would be the human body. Its flesh, bones, and also the light that hides in its
gut. And in the end, inescapably, the fight is bound be a body-to-body between
Alberto and the light.
Mirada Frontal, Mirada de Púgil / Gonzalo García Pin