From the 12th of February to the 5th of April 2014
Galerie Esther Woerdehoff – 36 rue Falguière – 75015 Paris – France
Tuesday – saturday 14-18 pm
More info : www.ewgalerie.com
Esther Woerdehoff Gallery is pleased to present a selection of recent works by the Spanish photographer Chema Madoz. A bottle of night black ink, a tie acting as barrier or a swinging butterfly, these photographs describe a poetic inventory of reality, transformed by an illusionist photographer. Chema Madoz selects the size and edition he gives to each of these precious silver prints and the gallery presents for the first time his stunning large prints, where a giant butterfly becomes a bird or a music partition appears as venetian blinds. The photographer also presents in exclusivity his new hybrid works, where he creates compositions around eyes drawings, reminding of old scientific boards, in a fully surrealistic approach.
Born in Madrid, Spain, in 1958, Chema Madoz self-educated himself on photographic shooting and printing in the early 1980’, in the creative burst of the Movida. Taking up art history and professional photography studies in evening classes, he had his first exhibition and won his first award in 1984. Working at first outside, exploring the unique relationship he created between his models and their environment, he then devoted himself exclusively to photographying objects and built over time a corpus that reflects his inner world. Deliberately ignoring the trends of contemporary art, he transmits a poetic and whimsical imaginary with a strict sense for composition and a high artistic consistency.