When? Thursday september 8th from 10 AM to 2 PM and from 3 PM to 7PM.
Where? Disseny Hub Barcelona
Maximum capacity 12 people
Starting from the literary concept of the double, or sosias, this workshop proposes a practical and experimental exercise with the intention of training skills and creative thinking. The exercise focuses on the portrait and proposes the reinterpretation of a piece, pictorial or sculptural, from the History of Art, opening the way for new perspectives and languages that can be appropriated to create a new meaning from the old.
Morning session. Theory.
Talk “Jesús Madriñán. A journey through the portrait”.
Brief History of Contemporary Photography.
Exercise approach and sample examples.
Review of the basic concepts of photography. Notes and reflections on the art of portraying.
Brief introduction to lighting to experience the different ways to light a portrait.
Afternoon session. Practice.
Development of activity indoors and outdoors.
Presentation of the exercise. Debate and analysis of the resulting pieces.
Jesus Madriñan (Santiago de Compostela, 1984) uses large format analogue photography to reinterpret and modernise the portrait as an artistic genre. Thus, his work stems from the subversion of studio photography, going beyond its usual parameters to feed on the paradox derived from using traditional and meticulous techniques in inevitably spontaneous and ungraspable situations.. That contradiction gives birth to series such as Good Night London (2011), Boas Noites (2013), Dopo Roma (2016), and I Am Light (2019). The outcome is a moving generational portrait in which values such as youth, diversity and tolerance prevail.
Jesus Madriñan´s career counts with a number of individual exhibitions amongst which are outstanding: I Am Light -Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea-, Mil noches y una noche -Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània, Valencia-, El tiempo revelado -Centro de Arte Alcobendas, Photoespaña-, and the exhibitions dedicated to his series Good Night London in the Cultural Centre Kavlin de Punta del Este, Uruguay, and in the Spanish Cultural Centers in Mexico D.F and Montevideo. Apart from this, he took part in highly regarded festivals and art fairs: Paris Photo, ARCO, Unseen Amsterdam or the International Photography Awards in New York.
He combines all these cores with contributions to the commercial field and active teaching. He has worked as an associate teacher in Universidad Autónoma del Caribe, Colombia, and at present he does chores for The New York Times, TIME, ABANCA, Marie Claire and the advertising agency Shackleton.