Born in 1958 in Madrid, Chema Madoz has been spending the last thirty years creating a body of work that manages to escape the trends of artistic photography while constantly honoring it with the most beautiful tributes.
In the influence of Surrealism, the photographer becomes a sculptor, on a line stretched between the real and the imaginary. By transforming objects, often utilitarian, playing with collage, juxtaposition, reflections, he then brings chaos in everyday life and seems to allow silent things to express their innermost desires. The views from his studio, photographed by Pablo Zamora for El Pais, show us a cabinet of curiosities both orderly and fanciful. We can spot some of the subjects of his photographs: a terrestrial globe -disco ball, a tie made out of rococo frames or a shoe with The Eiffel Tower as a heel. Some objects regularly return: scales, watches, musical notes, mirror or chess are also symbols of the human condition.
Magician of the silver printing, Chema Madoz prints his pictures in warm tones, playing with the small and large, with a format and an edition always carefully chosen according to the subject of each photograph.
Exhibition : 26.01 – 12.03.2016
Opening reception : Tuesday January 26th 2016, from 6 to 9 pm.
For more information : http://www.ewgalerie.com/assets/files/pdf/DP/Madoz-DP-2016-En.pdf