Compressed charcoal on paper
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Trained in Fine Arts at the University of the Basque Country, Bradford Art College in England and the University of Barcelona, Kepa Garraza (Berango, Vizcaya, 1979) began his exhibition career in 2004, after which he received various study grants and awards. He has shown his work in art centres such as the Patio Herreriano Museum in Valladolid, the CA2M in Madrid, the Artium in Vitoria, the DA2 in Salamanca, the San Telmo Museum in San Sebastian and the BilbaoArte Foundation in Bilbao, as well as art spaces in other countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Peru, Chile and Germany. He has received several awards and his work is now part of the holdings of important public and private collections.
Kepa Garraza‘s work reflects on the nature of the images we consume on a daily basis. His work questions official discourses and questions the processes of institutional legitimisation. Deeply interested in the processes of construction of the historical narrative, Garraza invites the viewer to question the information obtained from the official media. His reinterpretation of reality, as seen in “Isabel II” is always ambiguous and confusing, full of subtleties and grey areas that invite the viewer to rethink the historical narrative and the chronicle of reality. His ironic and acidic gaze offers alternatives to the reality we know and proposes a healthy exercise: to always doubt the official version. “Isabel II” is a great example of it.