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Alex Llovet, Faraway So Close 6

Alex Llovet Faraway So Close 6, 2014

View in a room Photography 39.4 x 59.1 inch 2 remaining copies


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Alex Llovet, Faraway So Close 6
  • Offered by the gallery

    Fifty Dots Gallery
    Barcelona - Spain

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Signed artwork

  • Medium

    Photography : C-print, pigment ink, black & white edition

  • Themes

    Black and white

  • Support

    Photography on Hahnemuehle fine art paper

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 3 copies

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    39.4 x 59.1 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

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  • About the artwork

    This is the diary of a journey. In 2009 I became a father. Overnight, and with no idea of what was in store, I saw my wife give birth to our first daughter. A deep love towards that tiny person slowly inundated my life. But the stronger the light, the darker are the shadows, and becoming a father sent me back to dark episodes of my own childhood. You cannot be a father without the memory of being a son, so five years later, I aim to fuse these two roles through photography in the search for my own identity: I go into the woods, sometimes alone, sometimes with my daughter, because that is where my memories lie, and where realities resonate as distant in time and space as they are near emotionally. And this exercise inevitably describes the limits between reality and fiction (like my pictures, some of them “found” and some “staged”), because the passing of time pushes the truth into forgetfulness and maximizes the imagination.

    - Alex Llovet

    "There is no doubt that Llovet is a clear reference in today's Spanish photography, because he knows how to reflect in a personal and unique way, full of lyricism and poetry."

    - Francisca Pageo / Détour

    "The brutality of bringing someone into this world is what makes Alex start the search for something else: a journey into memory through the echo of his intimacy in nature. A beautiful work, as open as it is dreamlike, with strong coherence."

    - Silvia Omedes / Photographic Social Vision 

    "Each page of his story proposes a new enigma or mystery to unveil... this is one of his contributions to the poetic narrative and it opens a gap in the possibilities of creating and linking visual metaphors as accurate as they are latent..."

    - Llorenç Raich / IEFC 

    "In this case, the book becomes as an object, a perfect artifact in terms of form, visual concept and content, and it is now among my favorites of 2016."

    - Andrés Medina / Seeking Magazine

    "This is a passionately personal book and that's all to the good. The simple images come from the heart, a place where I feel the best work usually comes from. There is no clever artifice here, just pictures that hum with promise."?

    - Harvey Benge

    "His images are always quiet and serene but at the same time intriguing and expressive, inviting us to debate and discover the meanings of the scene. Alex’s images are multi-layered and every time we go back to them we will uncover hidden surprises." ?

    Analog Magazine


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Alex Llovet

Born in: 1974


Translation in progress

He studied Humanities at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Cinema at the Escola de Cinema Independent de Barcelona (ECIB) and Photography at the Institut d'Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya (IEFC). He has written and directed various short films, has published photographs in a number of specialised magazines and newspapers, and has taken part in many individual and collective exhibitions, in places like Fundació Joan Miró, Galeria Víctor Lope, Galeria Senda or Revela-T Festival. He has won several prizes and mentions, and he has published two books.

In 2001 he became Profesor Manso and created the band The Pinker Tones with Mr. Furia. Since then they have released a number of albums, books and soundtracks, and have travelled the five continents performing.

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