So close, so far, curated by Alvaro Gurrea in collaboartion with Lumix G, discusses, through the photographic medium, human relationships in the current status quo. In a time when tecnology and globalitzation should drive us closer as a global society, they might be pulling us away, not only of the others, but also of ourselves.
So close, So far, is a project linked to the sponsorship program Changing Photography, of the photography label Panasonic Lumix G, which aims to collaborate and provide tools to enable artists from different disciplines to project their creativity and capacity for innovation in photographic or videographic projects."
Estudi TigoMigo. Artist: Lola Guerrera
Galería Balaguer. Artist: Albert Gusi
Objectiu Medacorba. Albert Gusi
Objetiu Medacorba was an action that took place the year 2006 at the top of the Medacorba mountain. In this summit cross-border of the Pyrenees meet the borders of Catalonia, Andorra and France. The project consisted in build a special tripod of 7.5 meters of height and place a leg of the tripod in each country and to get the first photography made in the three countries.
The last frontier, light. Lola Guerrera
We live in a world of borders: real and imaginary, geographical, political, linguistic, economic… A world fragmented by boundaries, categories, barriers, boundaries; subject to stresses and forces that are repeated in every human being. But, the most obtuse borders, the steepest cliffs, are those who live in each of us.
All our potential, the whole universe of realities that we could live, fit in a heartbeat. But so do all jaws that prevent us from achieving them, all our fears, our chains. This is our last frontier.
A border that does not appear on any map: invisible, magnetic, moody, ethereal. Unachievable and close. So far, so close.
In this project, Lola Guerrera uses light as a metaphor for that final frontier. Recreating the immensity of the constellations (the last horizon of the known universe, overwhelming and seductive as an abyss), Lola Guerrera manages to suggest the isolation and fragility feeling that haunts humans.
So far, so close is therefore a way to relate the infinitesimal and absolute. By building galaxies and timeless spaces, the artist also reflects what terrifyingly intimate and personal.
In this project work Lola Guerrera takes decisively a new path. This is not a sudden movement but a smooth and progressive rotation of the eyes. From the reflection on the ephemeral and vulnerable it is born a more introspective, more abstract look. A search for the essentials. Taking light as raw material, the artist returns to the origins, both philosophical and material.
The last frontier, ourselves.
Cognitive Failure. Clara Cortés
"The photographs I take are a collection of images of our surroundings that end up mutating into abstract forms as the memory of something existing."
Clara seeks abstraction and extraction of unidentifiable forms from real and tangible contexts. Elaborating and fractionating images drawn from nature, manifests how reality can be interpreted in multiple ways.
Her attention to detail makes the pictures taken may represent any place. Obliterating the landscape, our eyes can finally rest in the metaphysical beauty that surrounds us. Her photographs offer us a ride between shadows, reflections and forms that exist beyond any geographical construction.
An honest look that escapes from simulation.
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