Giuseppe De Mattia, Procesos y resultados

Juan Naranjo Art Gallery & Documents is pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition of Giuseppe De Mattia Procesos y Resultados that will take place on April 24, 2019 at 8 pm at Calle Casanova 136-138, bajo 3 08036 Barcelona. The exhibition can be seen until May 21, 2019, by appointment at exhibitions@juannaranjo.eu.

The unconscious layout, the gestures, the accident are matters of interest to Giuseppe De Mattia who, to make his works, use poor objects or everyday life, like an alabaster ball brought to him by his brother from Albania, a toaster in which he toasts the bread he uses to make her gestural drawings, he has also used the hooks and straps of a Swiss military jacket that he bought in Amsterdam at a flea market, turning it into a drawing machine.

Giuseppe De Mattia, Bari 1980, currently living in Bologna, his lines of research in recent years have focused on the recovery, study and use of objects intended to be discarded, reusing and giving them a new function by photographing them, by recording them, giving them a new life, a new meaning. He uses photography, video, audio and drawing as artistic disciplines. Procesos y Resultados is the first individual show that is presented in Spain of his work.

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sulàlia Grau, unpublished photographs 1975-1989

Eulàlia Grau, Tokio, 1989

Juan Naranjo Art & Document Gallery presents the exhibition Eulàlia Grau, unpublished photographs 1975-1989 that Antonio Zúñiga and Original Editorials have commissioned to be held on March 7th at 20:00, in Casanova Street, 136-138, B- 3, 08036. The exhibition can be viewed until March 23 with an appointment in info@juannaranjo.eu.

Eulàlia Grau (Terrassa, 1946), also known as Eulàlia, began his studies of Fine Arts in Barcelona but abandoned them to become a cinema in the Aixelà Hall with professors such as Pere Portabella and Alexandre Cirici, and at the Eina school, where he met Albert Ràfols-Casamada and Josep Maria Carandell. In Milan he collaborated with the Olivetti design studio. During the seventies and part of the eighties he developed much of his work. In the middle of this decade, after living a season in Germany, he moved to Japan and China in a stay that extended until the end of the nineties. When he returned to Barcelona, ​​he resumed artistic activity.

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Eduard Olivella, photographs 1970-1985

 

Juan Naranjo Galeria d’Art & Documents presents the exhibition Eduard Olivella, photography, 1970-1985, which can be seen from the 17th of gener fins to the 13th of February. Schedulei  by appointment in info@juannaranjo.eu.

The exhibition focuses on the personal work he did between the late 1960s and the 1980s, a period in which he began to use photography as an artistic subject, making an extensive and interesting photographic production. Eduard Olivella graduated in History of Art by the University of Barcelona. During this period he began to use photography as an instrument of documentation and creation, combining his activity as a photographer with that of professor, lecturer and critic. Eduard Olivella, for his training and for his personal interests, was related both to the conceptual artists and to the group of photographers close to the Spectrum Canon Gallery in Barcelona, ​​who were aesthetically interested in creative photography.

The exhibition has been organized in a series of conceptual and aesthetic areas that reveal a series of constants that repeat themselves over time and take us into their particular way of constructing their photographs. The treatment of light, the oneiric, time, memory, form and rhythm are very present in its unique images that connect it with the most interesting and innovative photographic production, nationally and internationally, of this period.

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Eduard Olivella, Play of light, 1976

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Terrain vague del deseo

Txema Salvans exhibition in Juan Naranjo Gallery 

Terrain vague of desire, photography and prostitution 1963-2013

Terrain vague of desire, photography and prostitution 1964-2013 has been divided into two exhibitions:  The waiting game and Terrain vague of the desire , shown by the photographs and the photobooks of Txema Salvans and Joan Colom, creators of two of the most important works that have been made around photography and prostitution.

Terrain vague of desire

It is composed of a set of photographs that Joan Colom took in the Chinatown (El Raval) of Barcelona in the late 1950s and early 1960s that escape technically and conceptually from the production of the moment in Spain. These photographs were published on the Izas, Rabizas and Colipoterras photo book by Lumen, Barcelona, ​​1964, with text by the writer Camilo José Cela. The exhibition is complemented by other photographs and documents dealing with this subject.

Joan Colom, El Raval, 1958-1961

The waiting game

We present a selection of the excellent work that Txema Salvans carried out between the years 2005 and 2013 in which it turned into aesthetic and social landscapes the terrain vagues what is on the roads, industrial estates, vacant spaces on the Mediterranean coast between Girona and Algeciras and collected in the photobook The waiting game, published by the editorial RM, Barcelona, ​​2013 with texts by Martin Parr, with which he won the third contest of Ibero-American Photo Book

Txema Salvans, Castelldefels, Barcelona C-31, 2006

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