El margen entre una historia y otra - Pedro Luis Cembranos & Javier Pividal

6 Sep 2018 – 5 Oct 2018

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Monday to Friday 5-9 pm

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Espacio Alexandra

Cantabria, Spain


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Espacio Alexandra opens the 2018/19 exhibit season with a show by Spanish artists Pedro Luis Cembranos and Javier Pividal, in collaboration with Ogami Press.


Pedro Luis Cembranos bases his works on a series of fragmentations, reproductions, repetitions and copies of specific elements and of the way in which we formalise their representation, creating a group of work that plays with the difference between the idea of the multiple and the unique copy.

In his practice, Cembranos utilises the copy not as a replica of an original, but as a part of a transformation process of the represented element, as a constantly changing idea throughout time.

Pedro Luis Cembranos (Madrid, 1974) lives and works in Madrid. A multidisciplinar artist, he has held exhibitions in countries such as Spain, Portugal, Germany, or Cuba, among others. Among his recent solo projects the following stand out: “El Charly” at Matadero-Madrid, “El accidente de Vollard” at the Fundación BBVA (Madrid) and  “Sé parte de mi historia” at Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales (Havana, Cuba).

Javier Pividal produces a series of pieces that come from the design of an elementary and synthetic typography which include some of Roland Barthes ideas of thought. The artist uses this unique, neutral, invisible writing in order to write (draw) all that which cannot be said. Furthermore, it represents an open-minded revision of printmaking techniques. Pividal addresses lithography and etching in a radically contemporary way, untethered with regards to orthodox technical tradition but with an exquisite workmanship which reformulates the limits of graphics.

Javier Pividal (Cartagena, 1971), lives and works in Madrid. The word is pivotal in his art practice. His work has been exhibited in numerous shows in Spain and Europe, as well as in the US. His recent projects include venues such as SCAN Proyect Room in London, Ogami Press, Estampa art fair (Madrid), Centro José Guerrero, galería Artnueve and Espai Tactel, among others.

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Javier Pividal

Pedro Luis Cembranos


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