We invite you to participate in a new activity. Thanks to the courtesy and collaboration of Silvestre Gallery, we will be lucky enough to visit this magnificent exhibition and learn more about the work of this young artist, where she herself will explain her work process. We have given the name “Drawing light” to this activity, due to the relevance that light has in Irene’s work.
The exhibition of Irene Gonzalez, can be visited from 17.11.2018 to 26.01.2019, but a small number of members, can enjoy a private visit prior to the opening.
Venue: Silvestre Gallery. Doctor Fourquet Street 21. 28012 Madrid
Dates: November 16th.
Capacity limited to 20 members.
Attention: Capacity limited to 20 people. If you would like to join us at the exhibition and get to know the work of this artist in depth, you can register using the following form:
Irene González graduated in Fine Arts at the University of Granada in 2011 and Master in Drawing: Creation, Production and Dissemination in 2012.
In his work, the predominance of black and white is evident, as well as a clear influence of old and, mostly, anonymous photography. The starting point in the work process of this artist is a large archive of images that grows day by day; a sort of obsession that generates an ever-growing organic catalogue of new, old, anonymous, known images… but always indicative of Irene González’s way of apprehending the world.
It is precisely after rethinking these images that the artist begins to create her drawings: her universe. The end result of this process is that of a strangeness that takes us to spaces that are both familiar and disturbing. It is not by chance that, already in his first works, we have to look for his visual references in the images studied and reproduced by nineteenth-century physiognomists, such as Duchenne deBoulogne (among others); although he also takes references from the world of the visual arts, taking up the path of the drawing works of Georges Seurat or Edward Hopper himself.
Through images alluding to recollection and memory, he creates a whole universe that can be described as a “new realism”, marked by scars, born from the sum of moments, quotes and memories of others…
There is a fundamental stylistic feature that stands out in all his series: silence.
The images convey a kind of stillness, a calm inner chaos, in which existence seems suspended, on hold.