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Chema Madoz: untitled 
Chema Madoz: untitled 
Chema Madoz
MADRID, SPAIN  •  Galería Elvira González  •  22 January - 14 March 2015
 
 

The exhibition -- the photographer Chema Madoz’s first at the gallery -- consists of 35 photographs taken between 2012 and 2014. These new black-and-white images continue the artist’s signature method of creating poetic and surprising visual metaphors out of everyday objects.

Long-established on the international art scene, Madoz was awarded Spain’s National Photography Award in 2000, and he was featured in one of the outstanding shows in the 2014 edition of Les Rencontres d’Arles (France), Europe’s leading international photography festival. Chema Madoz (born Madrid, 1958) began his professional career in 1990, having completed his studies at the Centro de Enseñanza de la Imagen in Madrid.

His first solo show took place in 1985 at the Real Sociedad Fotográfica in Madrid, and in 1988 the Sala Minerva at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid presented its first show of photography with work by Madoz. In the 1990’s, Madoz began using everyday objects to create dream-like Surrealistic images, a working methodology he has continued to employ up to the present day. “Madoz lets us know how many different lives might lie in wait within a matchstick or a staircase, if their destinies had not been to serve our need for fire or to conquer gravity,” writes the philosopher and art historian Luis Arenas.



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Contact: Galería Elvira González
General Castanos, 3
28004 Madrid
Spain
Tel: (934 91 319 59 00



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