MEDIUM: Painting / photography
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Esther Navarro is a Spanish artist who lives and works in Valencia. Her artistic practice explores the pictorial terrain through images by reusing what is left between the margins of a photograph: the unusable part of a negative, a computer error or screenshots reused in social networks. In this way, her work becomes a series of ephemeral or random events; and enables them to inhabit the tangible world. This process is characterized by achieving a coexistence between two opposing concepts: randomness and control. Through this combination, the artist creates abstract works, that seek to relate to the viewer in a sensory non-narrative way, appealing to the senses, to contemplation.
Esther’s photographic works are limited editions of only 5 prints. All works are numbered and signed and come with a signed certificate of authenticity. Delivery in perfect condition, directly from the artist’s studio.
IN MY OWN WORDS
"In my work, photography is used as a means to make a painting. Sometimes it is information generated by a virtual system, though these captures have to be understood as abstract paintings. My intention is to capture through photography what is beyond our physical world. "Faults" and "errors" are recovered as an image, giving them a plastic value, where randomness coexists with control. The machine offers us a vision and interpretation of reality. These digital or digitized images are shaped in the process of digitalization and materialization which makes its graphic footprint clear."
Fine Arts Degree, Universitat Politècnica de València. UPV. (2016)
Interior design Dregree at the School of Design EASD. Valencia, Spain (2011)
Erasmus Scholarship at the École Supérieure d’Art et de Design. Orléans, France. (2010)
Art<35 BS, Sala Parés and Galeria Trama. Barcelona, Spain (2017)
Orígenes, Carmencita Film Lab. Valencia, Spain (2016)
Sudden Interruption, festival d’art Intramurs – ruta de escaparates. Valencia, Spain (2016)
Artistas con Oxfam, Fundación Dávalos Fletcher. Castellón, Spain (2016)
Pintura y abstracción, Hall T4 Fine Arts Faculty, UPV. Valencia, Spain (2016)
_Negación. Cuatro caminos hacia la abstracción, EIC Isabel de Villena. Valencia, Spain (2015)
Suburbium, EIC Constantí Llombard. Valencia, Spain (2015)
Tránsitos de la imagen, Galeria del Tossal. Valencia, Spain (2015)
Arte y convivencia, Valencia History Museum, Spain (2015)
Autoedit, Centre d’art contemporani Huarte. Pamplona, Spain (2015)
Alter Ego, Las Naves. Valencia, Spain (2013)
War Hurts, Valencia Disseny Week. Valencia, Spain (2012)
CDICV Awards, Las Navas. Valencia, Spain (2012)
PUBLICATIONS, ART CATALOGUES
Galería del Tossal (Vic), Sala Parés (Bcn)
Photography Prize 2017-2018 EN FOCO. Centro Cibeles, Madrid, Spain (2017)
Art Competition Art<35 BS 2017. Sala Parés y Galería Trama, Barcelona (2017)
Formative scholarship of collaboration at the Vicedeganato of Culture of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the UPV. Valencia, Spain (2015-2016) Erasmus scholarship at the École Supérieure d'Art et de Design ÉSAD, Orléans, France.
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