Clara Cortés

Clara Cortés

MEDIUM: Photography
CITY: Barcelona, Spain

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Clara Cortés is a young Spanish photographer based in Barcelona, who, driven by her love for nature and architecture, produces a series of intimate and atemporal photographs. Clara's oeuvre confronts the viewer with a new approach to reality. Details of commonly underestimated elements, such as the flow of water, light and shadow, are delicately elevated to the category of artistic through Clara's lens, which, with its detail oriented and always elegant black and white photography, invites the viewer to stop and appreciate the beautiful fragility of nature.
Photographs that evoke serenity and silence, with a hint of mystery, inviting us to an incessant contemplation of the thousands of details that, like patterns, draw themselves in her photographs. A meticulous and detail-oriented artist whose oeuvre and style transport us to a long gone past, to the origins of silver gel photography, to the experimentation with light and movement, typical from the beginnings of the 20th century.

Artig Gallery presents a series of limited edition photographs framed by the artist. All artworks are originals, signed and numbered, by the artist and come with a signed certificate of authenticity. Delivery in perfect condition, directly from the artist’s studio in Barcelona.

IN MY OWN WORDS:
"Using photography as my parting point, I search for the abstraction and extraction of unidentifiable forms from real and tangible contexts. The idea of representing a visible reality, creating a denaturalization where the observer expects a figurative, objective and classifiable form. I thrive to show the result of an experience through my pictures, which usually portray nature and urban spaces, but above all, I want to show the post-photographic idea of the non-literal register.”

EDUCATION:
Photography, IEFC, Barcelona, Spain (2013)
Degree in Graphic Design, Bau, Barcelona, Spain (2012)

EXHIBITIONS:
Solo Exhibitions:
( A I R ), 90 Degrees, Kuantan, Malaysia (2017)
Simulacra, Casa Elizalde, Barcelona, Spain (2017)
Cognitive Failure, Swab art Fair with Mutuo Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2016)
Significance and Classification Systems, 90 Degrees, Kuantan, Malaysia (2016)
Never Exchanged For The Real But Exchanged For Itself, Findars, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2015)
Significance and Classification Systems, Penang State Museum, Malaysia (2015)
Cognitive Failure, Halka Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (2014)
80 Elements, Loft85, Barcelona, Spain (2014)
80 Elements, Mutuo Galería, Barcelona, Spain (2014)
80 Elements, Studio F18, Berlin, Germany (2014)
Energies and Internal Essence, Altes Finanzamt, Berlin, Germany (2013)

Selected Group Exhibitions:
Poblenou Open Night, Poblenou Urban District, Barcelona, Spain (2017)
The Brave You, TEDx BarcelonaWomen, Barcelona, Spain (2017)
Com una cadira, group show, Casa Elizalde, Barcelona, Spain (2017)
Mizu, collective installation & performance, Espai Cocteau, Barcelona, Spain (2017)
Venien de Lluny, group exhibition, Piramidón, Barcelona, Spain (2017)
Konvent Noise Festival, performance, Konvent.0, Berga, Spain (2015)
Serious Impro Lab, collective performance, Findars, Kuala Lumpur, Malasya (2015)
COR#2, group exhibition - zine presentation, Diluvi Universal, Barcelona, Spain (2014)
El 28 Frontera, collective performance-installation, Can Felipa, Barcelona, Spain (2014)
Molécula, group exhibition, Mutuo Galería, Barcelona, Spain (2014)
80 Elements, group screening, Loft85, Loop Festival, Barcelona, Spain (2014)
/curating/ Ex Abrupto, collective presentation, Corretger5, Barcelona, Spain (2014)
Open Air Festival, group exhibition, Mutuo Galería, Barcelona, Spain (2014)
A/V Performance + Exhibition, group exhibition, Black Janice, Berlin, Germany (2013)
Swap Art Auction, group exhibition, Glogauair, Berlin, Germany (2013)
Pop-up group exhibition, Pop-up Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2013)

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, RESIDENCIES & AWARDS
Semifinalist, II Mostra d’Art Emergent, Banc de Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain (2017)
Lumix Ambassadors Program, European version (2016)
Leonardo Da Vinci Grant, University of Navarra, Spain (2016)
Never Exchanged For The Real But Exchanged For Itself, Findars, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2015)
Significance and Classification Systems, ECAIR, Kuantan, Malaysia (2015)
Project: Cognitive Failure, Halka Sanat Projeci, Istanbul (2014)
Project: Cabeza de Fauno, Major 28, with Fanzine Arthur Rimbaud, La Floresta, Spain (2014)

Please send all inquiries about this artist to info@artiggallery.com


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    Iceland 1

    Clara Cortés
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    50cm x 70cm each / cada uno / je
    €790
  • Malaysia

    Clara Cortés
    Framed Photography
    50cm x 70cm each / cada uno / je
    €790
  • Bali

    Clara Cortés
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    50cm x 70cm
    €550
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    Clara Cortés
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    €550
  • Iceland 2

    Clara Cortés
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    €550
  • Barcelona

    Clara Cortés
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    €550
  • Malaysia 2

    Clara Cortés
    Framed Photography
    50cm x 70cm
    €550
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    Iceland 3

    Clara Cortés
    Framed Photography
    50cm x 70cm
    €750
  • Athens

    Clara Cortés
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    50cm x 70cm
    €550
  • Iceland 4

    Clara Cortés
    Framed Photography
    50cm x 70cm
    €550
  • Malaysia 3

    Clara Cortés
    Framed Photography
    50cm x 70cm
    €550

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