GALERIA AZUR

GALERIA AZUR

Madrid - Spain

Blow up

Madrid From January 12, 2023 to February 11, 2023

Presentation
A scene from the 60s features an acclaimed and eccentric photographer in full swing during
a session with a model. He rudely directs her; however, as the woman responds to his demands and the session evolves, his comments become more intimate.

He comes close to her and praises her beauty while the model lies pleased in front of the camera. Finally, the photographer ends up on top of her while he incessantly presses the shutter. Intentionally and without doubt, this particular scene in the movie "Blow Up" is seen through a viewfinder while the actors are having sexual intercourse.

This cult masterpiece was directed by the Italian Michelangelo Antonioni - a movie based on the short story “Las babas del diablo” (1959) by Julio Cortázar and musicalized by the great Zeppelin. It is still a cultural reference point for “mod” aesthetics, recurring to what is seen and what is not, in the limitations and subjectivities when looking, and the theory of different realities. The director proposes “using magnifiers to see things that the naked eye would not be able to capture. When enlarging certain things too much, the object disintegrates and disappears.

There is a moment in which we observe reality, but that moment vanishes… this is partly the meaning of ‘Blow-up’.” (M. Antonioni).

Galería Azur’s first exhibition of 2023 draws a parallel with the story that inspired the film. It raises questions, represents abstractions, it encrypts messages so that, the audience is capable to interpret the ideas or abstract images by “focusing” on the necessary to “stop seeing” other things within the “curatorial line”.
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  • Calle Válgame Dios 6
    28004, Madrid
    Galeria Azur Madrid Chueca
    Spain
    +34 914 445 461

Ego, Orozco

Ego

Orozco

Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch

$2,660

Pas de deux, Orozco

Pas de deux

Orozco

Painting - 36.6 x 32.7 x 1.6 inch

$2,497

Conclusion Nr 1 of 10 limited series B-Actitudes, Tobias Mohr

Conclusion Nr 1 of 10 limited series B-Actitudes

Tobias Mohr

Painting - 55.1 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch

$5,721

Window Nr 1 of 10 limited series Senses, Tobias Mohr

Window Nr 1 of 10 limited series Senses

Tobias Mohr

Painting - 55.1 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch

$5,076

Sans titre 24/03532, Michel Pavin

Sans titre 24/03532

Michel Pavin

Painting - 12.6 x 13.8 x 1.2 inch

$1,124

Purificación Fernandez Grande

Purificación Fernandez Grande

Spain

Michel Pavin

Michel Pavin

France

Tobias Mohr

Tobias Mohr

Germany

Kenneth Arturo Chan

Kenneth Arturo Chan

United States

Orozco

Orozco

Spain

Adegboro Blessing

Adegboro Blessing

Albania

Gabriela Brito

Gabriela Brito

Venezuela

Claudia Benavente

Claudia Benavente

Chile

Elisabetta Pienti

Elisabetta Pienti

Italy