The laws of natural

6th February – 27th March 2015

Lola Guerrera

El vuelo de las águilas
vista general de la instalación

Lola Guerrera

El vuelo de las águilas
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Lola Guerrera

El vuelo de las águilas
detalle

Lola Guerrera

El vuelo de las águilas
detalle

Lola Guerrera

El vuelo de las águilas
detalle

Lola Guerrera

El vuelo de las águilas
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Olalla Gómez

Strike / Inercia

Olalla Gómez

Strike / Inercia
detalle

Vista general

sala 3

Vista general

sala 3

Olalla Gómez

Strike / Inercia
detalle

Olalla Gómez

Strike / Inercia
detalle

Olalla Gómez

Strike / Inercia
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Maria Platero

Las Reglas de la Naturaleza

Maria Platero

Las Reglas de la Naturaleza

Maria Platero

Las Reglas de la Naturaleza

Maria Platero

Las Reglas de la Naturaleza

Maria Platero

Las Reglas de la Naturaleza

Maria Platero

Las Reglas de la Naturaleza

Olalla Gómez

Eficacia / Efectividad / Eficiencia

Amaya Hernandez

Resistencias

Julia Llerena

Oscura Rotación

Julia Llerena

Oscura Rotación
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Amaya Hernandez

Resistencias

Julia Llerena

Oscura Rotación
detalle

Julia Llerena

Oscura Rotación
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Julia Llerena

La roca donde iba a jugarOscura Rotación

Vista general

sala 1

Vista general

sala 1

ARTISTAS:
María Platero / Olalla Gómez / Lola Guerrera / Amaya Hernández / Julia Llerena

Disruptive dislocations

Action/reaction. In the conventional world, things and people are dominated by almost mechanical behaviours. Everything's comfortable and predictable. But in the natural as well as in the social world there are some elements under contradictory forces, with completely unpredictable conducts which are unrelated to any previous pattern or model. In that case we are in the CHAOS.

Space is the container of all existing bodies and is part of each sensitive body's area; but there are also virtual, imaginary spaces, created and maintained by fantasy, which can be interpreted, lived and felt in as many different ways as subjects trying to apprehend or understand them.

There isn't enough firm and solid anchorage in which to support perception; there aren't enough contents to fill in the void and help it turn into space, into a container of contents and, in another dimension, into something tangible and liable to appropriation. How difficult it is to live and move in chaos and gaseous, elusive and cheating spaces.

The world is a model that can be assembled, built, piled up, hoarded, segregated; forming a framework of places and meanings that can be covered, visited, enjoyed or detested. It can be at random or rather guided by an appropriate map and instruction manuals. It's better to be surprised.

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The laws of natural shows the work by five young Spanish artists established in Madrid. However, these common aspect is just a coincidence that place them all in a specific context. All of them research about time and space, with different proposals of re-appropriation and contextualization, combining ephemeral and eternity, emptiness and fullness. They use nature as the location for creating their ephemeral settings, or maybe as the main character of their images, with a common poetic language. They talk about space, time and memory, always in connection with nature, inhabited spaces, busy spaces.

We're also talking about time, eternity and ephemeral, about vital cycles and chaos. Time is that element that is always present and conditions everything.

The works in the exhibition begin in a concept originated in nature that takes us to other everyday realities, linked to our particular life experiences, which become universal.

In The rules of natural, María Platero “measures” the natural environment, plays with scales and shapes, and using school rules, “reveals the absurdity of science through useless measures”, thus generating a collection of images from a fake scientific study.

Olalla Gómez shows us a Newton's pendulum, made with building materials, frozen in action. Time's stopped just before a predictable disastrous ending. With
this piece, Olalla Gómez presents a metaphor of an economic reality built with typically medical elements.

Lola Guerrera uses the sculpture of a vegetation-made eagle to reflect on what is eternal and ephemeral, this time from a political point of view. The eagle, a symbol of power in many civilizations, is now a structure made with natural elements that will eventually wither with time.

We move into the next room, and there's a new field and language. But The rules of natural remind us of their presence.

Amaya Hernández uses the natural environment as eternal scene for her constructions. We use them to appropriate space, which is thus limited and helps us
perceive the passing of time.

Oscura rotación (Dark rotation) shows us the night as the space in which we cyclically come back to the starting point: the regeneration of time. Julia Llerena talks about the future using Borges' poem: “a night that belongs to no one”.


Carmen Sánchez-Blanco Palomera
Translated by Irene Navajas
Thanks to Roberto Velázquez

Exhibition text (PDF)

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María Platero received several national photography prizes in 2014. Outside Spain, she gained great recognition with the publication of her work in a special edition of Fotofever Paris magazine. The work integrating this exhibition has been developed with the help of VEGAP.

Olalla Gómez was just awarded the first prize of the La Rioja Young Artists Fair and has been shortlisted for the Ciutat de Palma prize. She was selected for Circtuitos 2013 and got a scholarship for VEGAP in 2012. She was included in the Is this Spain? creators files, with the support of the Cervantes Institute and the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.

Lola Guerrera received the first prize of photography by Fundación AENA in 2014. Among the scholarships she's been granted, we highlight “Daniel Vázquez Díaz” and the Creation Scholarship for Latin Americans in Mexico. The project presented in this exhibition was carried out with the help of theCórdoba County Commission.

Amaya Hernández participated in the 2014 exhibition “Circuits of plastic arts”, which celebrated its 25th anniversary. Among other important recognitions, she was awarded the Generaciones prize. She's a photography teacher in several universities.

Julia Llerena has participated in numerous collective expositions in Madrid for the last year, particularly Intransit, Atelier or Entreacto. She has recently been awarded the 2014 INJUVE Creación prize. She was also the recipient of the Sevilla Talento scholarship.

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