SC Gallery presents “Erretratu”.
Artists: Ana Barriga, Alejandro Bombín, Dan Witz, Eleanor Mc Caughey, Grip Face, Iván Floro, Julia Santa Olalla, Luis Candaudap, Mikel del Río, Nano Abia 4814, Paco Pomet, Pablo Merchante, Santiago Ydanez, Sebas Velasco, Victoria Iranzo.
06/05/2022 – 08/07/2022
Santiago Ydañez, Paco Pomet, Iván Floro, Nano Abia 4814, Ana Barriga
Julia Santa Olalla, Pablo Merchante, Mikel Del Río
Sebas Velasco, Eleanor Mc Caughey, Alejandro Bombín
Grip Face, Luis Candaudap
SC gallery presents “Erretratu”, an exhibition on the concept of portraiture where artists from the field of contemporary painting take a multifaceted approach to the human figure and its representation.
In Spanish, retrato (portrait) comes from the Latin verb retrahere, “to make (someone or something) go back”, but it also means to reduce and summarize, to turn something into something else and bring it to light. Hence, contemporary portrait is presented to us as a synthesized and immediate expression of the human, in a constant search to recover the image of reality of changing individuals.
The historical tradition of painting presented portrait as something normative and only available to those portrayed. Nowadays, contemporary practice treats portrait as a discovery full of virtues that, beyond representation, shows us the world and the drifts of a rapidly developing, mutable and elusive society. Portrait, again, reflects the path of a nature in constant change, trying to fixate those frozen moments where special or particular individuals are already something more than an unrecognizable digital mass. Thus, portrait brings a pause to look at the individual, people with identity, potentialities that escape a brutal flow of information and that become independent to be, presenting themselves as an individual and corporeal self.
The exhibition is composed of 14 pieces that mark a particular and subjective journey around the portrait, where painting is the field of research of these artists. It is a set of images, of portrayed characters, to try to tenaciously reveal a society subdued to speed.