Galería MÜ, the first gallery in Colombia dedicated solely to fine-art photography presents its fifth exhibition of 2012, Scenes of Intimacy (Escenas de Intimidad), by the Guatemalan photographer Luis González Palma. The exhibition includes a selection of images from the series Hierarchies of Intimacy (the pain and the discovery) realized between 2004 and 2005, in addition to introducing his most recent work produced in 2011, Scenes.
Luis González Palma's work tells stories, some of which based on what one could imagine from the prose of Juan Rulfo and others that speak of the type of literature of Edgar Allan Poe. It is these stories within the image that unite two distinct points within his work: the portraiture of a strictly Latin American culture and a metaphorical and surrealist mise-en-scène.
'My particular interest is in finding feeling. The image that contains a certain sensation of nostalgia is very important, not because of its relation that it has with the past, but because of its relation with the present that in reality is the only time that matters to us,' declared González Palma in an interview given at PhotoEspaña in 1999 upon receiving the 'Baume et Mercier' prize.
The vintage printing techniques, the conceptualization, and the creation of a personal aesthetic have made González Palma one of Latin America's most important artistic photographers. His work has been exhibited individually at The Lannan Foundation in the United States; The Australian Centre for Photography; The Art Institute of Chicago; el Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico; The Royal Festival Hall in London; Palazzo Ducale di Genova, Italia; and such photography festivals as Photofest in Houston, Bratislava in Slovakia, Les Rencontres de Arles in France, and PhotoEspaña.
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