• JAN 25 to FEB 28
    Solo Exhibition
    PORTRAITS / RETRATOS

    Category

    • Solo Exhibition
    • Emerging Artists
    • Photography

    Dates and Opening hours

    JAN 25 to FEB 28, 2013

    Event Location

    Matadero Madrid

    Plaza de Legazpi, 8.
    Madrid
    Spain

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    Artists

    Information

    Jorge Fuembuena (Zaragoza, 1979) presents a portrait series entitled Portraits in Plaza Matadero, in which he extracts the individual from the collective or the community, handing over to each subject the task of deciding how to depict themselves.

    This photo essay of twenty pictures is a personal document of subjects who turn their backs on reality.  In this way the artist questions our unique emotional reactions and reflects upon the nature of the social being and the individual.
      In the words of the artist, “a portrait is an act of seduction.  Photography allows me to relate to others and to the world.  That idea of metaphorizing the dichotomy of control and chaos.  As a photographer I work with what I know.  As an artist I work with what I don't know.  I think that the method, the dimension, and the system in which each person works determines their maturity as an author”.
      As part of this exhibition, fifty limited edition prints of one of the photographs from the showing will be made; these will be available for sale on the Matadero Madrid website.

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