The renowned Spanish photographer presents his first individual exposition in Lima. The artist will be present at the inaguration of the exposition titled GEOTRANSFORMACIÓN, on Friday August 7th at 7:30pm inthe gallery Arte Enlace Contemporáneo, in Av. Camino Real 1123 in San Isidro.
Genovés, Madrid 1959, has put a very personal mark in contemporary spanish photography , his work and his methods of work are the result of a combination of photography techniques with the apropiation of antique images to create unexpected and unsual results, that makes the spectator wonder about the relationship among men, culture and nature. Old postcards and family pictures are the starting point for the artist who maneuvers with the images, memories and time, where libraries, palaces and historical emblematic buldings bring an anachronic splendor to his work, altered by the fictional presence of avalanches, ice, clouds, huge inundations and threatening waves.
The artwork of Pablo Genovés has been exposed in Sapain, and important expositions, in France , Germany, England, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Philippines, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and in the United States of America, at Marlborough gallery of New york, His photographs are part of public and private collections all over the world .
Geotransformación is composed by about 15 photographs in a large and medium format. The photomontages of the artist are a metaphor of the disappearance of the civilization. These photographs could be seen as an investigation of the memory signs, with the symbols of a little bit esthetic and collective past as much as his own explorations as an artist, In consequence, his work is the result of a constant process of redefinition .
Born in Madrid, 1959, Génoves studied at the Art Students League of New York, the Círculo of Bellas Artes in Madrid, and at the Art Center of Camden in London. The artist lives and works between Madrid and Berlin.
About his work, the art historian and art critic, Alicia Murria has commented: “It is a reading about the present and how the human beings are doing things specially wrong in the environmental land. The figure of a human being is not present, but the possible consequences of their acts, are”.
“In summary, water is talking about global warming, rising seas, about the melting of the poles”, adds the artist, “but the sensation of destruction because of inundations talks about more things: the end of a way to understand culture, books, and analogic photography. All of these reflections are very well symbolized in found objects, in a rescued old historic documents”. There, in between the colonnades, the spider lamps, the saints, frescos and angelotes , in the middle point of the aristocratic , ecclesiastic or bourgeois power, the disaster occurs. Another possible metaphor of a possible future.