Patrik Grijalvo // Gravitación Visual

From the 16th of  March until the 13th of May 2017
Opening : 16th of March – 19 h
“Gravitación Visual”

Patrik Grijalvo (Bilbao, 1984) goes a step forward in his process of sculpting photography that began many years ago, (2010) with a series under the name “Photography as object”. Whether at that point he wanted to develop an approach to “Gravitaciones” of Eduardo Chillida or to the studies of cut photograph of Jerry McMillan (with his famous question “Does a photograph need to be flat?), but with the distinction that the raw material where the architectural photography’s made by himself, now it goes beyond of the represented image to use it as colour layouts. This was already in his latest series “Rotten Apples” (that will be exhibited next April 2017 at The Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao), in which if only if we get close to the artwork you can appreciate that what apparently were flat black stains where a vegetal lattice. Now, in “Gravitación Visual”, the same thing happens. Here the raw materials are manipulated in such way that there is a minimum sign of what these primitive photographs portrayed and the record of the work is brought closer to the sculptural, almost leaving the spectator without arguments to speak about the proper photograph.

Patrik Grijalvo, Series: Gravitación visual, 2017. 150×150 cm. Edition of 3 + AP Photo taken with Hasselblad analogue camera of medium format, with Portra 400 film, scanned and printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Photo Rag paper with pigmented inks.

 

Patrik Grijalvo, Series: Gravitación visual, 2017. 150×150 cm. Edition of 3 + AP Photo taken with Hasselblad analogue camera of medium format, with Portra 400 film, scanned and printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Photo Rag paper with pigmented inks.

Patrik Grijalvo, Series: Gravitación visual, 2017. 150×150 cm. Edition of 3 + AP Photo taken with Hasselblad analogue camera of medium format, with Portra 400 film, scanned and printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Photo Rag paper with pigmented inks.

Patrik Grijalvo, Series: Gravitación visual, 2017. 88×88 cm. Edition of 3 + AP Photo taken with Hasselblad analogue camera of medium format, with Portra 400 film, scanned and printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Photo Rag paper with pigmented inks.

Patrik Grijalvo, Series: Gravitación visual, 2017. 77×77 cm. Edition of 3 + AP Photo taken with Hasselblad analogue camera of medium format, with Portra 400 film, scanned and printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Photo Rag paper with pigmented inks.

Patrik Grijalvo, Series: Gravitación visual, 2017. 77×77 cm. Edition of 3 + AP Photo taken with Hasselblad analogue camera of medium format, with Portra 400 film, scanned and printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Photo Rag paper with pigmented inks.

Patrik Grijalvo, Series: Gravitación visual, 2017. 77×77 cm. Edition of 3 + AP Photo taken with Hasselblad analogue camera of medium format, with Portra 400 film, scanned and printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Photo Rag paper with pigmented inks.

Patrik Grijalvo, Series: Gravitación visual, 2017. 77×77 cm. Edition of 3 + AP Photo taken with Hasselblad analogue camera of medium format, with Portra 400 film, scanned and printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Photo Rag paper with pigmented inks.

Patrik Grijalvo, Series: Gravitación visual, 2017. 88×88 cm. Edition of 3 + AP Photo taken with Hasselblad analogue camera of medium format, with Portra 400 film, scanned and printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Photo Rag paper with pigmented inks.