Delirious City

Delirious City

5 January 2012

On their page it says until today, but we know it’s still open until Saturday ūüėČ so … hurry up! Last 2 days to admire¬†Antonio Girb√©s’s Delirious City in Madrid!

National Library by Antonio Rizzo - Antonio Girbes
National Library by Antonio Rizzo - Antonio Girbes

Antonio Girb√©s who went under a period of obscurity in recent yeas (major galleries wouldn’t be willing to give room to his photographic series) seems to be born again after the rescuing of Elena Ochoa (Foster’s wife and founder of Ivory Press) for this latest exhibition which opened last November.

In this work in progress Girb√©s is after ‚Äėthe construction of an excessive, unreal city out of time‚Äô as he puts himself, and to this end the artist culls fragments of architecture from his travels to Paris, Moscow, Naples, New York, Shanghai, Barcelona and Vienna.

Artist Studio by Baldassare Longhena - Antonio Girbes
Artist Studio by Baldassare Longhena - Antonio Girbes

Very often, the series look like collages of various images… and they are somehow mixed compositions… but always¬†based on one single photo which Girb√©s¬†still takes with the same analogue camera he’s always used. Something young photographers seem to be dumbfounded by….¬†As a result, starting out from a snapshot captured on his Hasselblad, each image is scanned and meticulously processed by the artist to create divisions, repetitions and mirror plays.

Cemetery by Mauro Codussi - Antonio Girbes
Cemetery by Mauro Codussi - Antonio Girbes

Last minute reminder… the Ivorypress gallery is situated @¬†Comandante Zorita 46, 28020, Madrid. Enjoy!

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