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LUIS ADELANTADO presents Oscar Carrasco - Cartografías del olvido

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30 Sept 2016 to 17 Nov 2016

LUIS ADELANTADO
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Oscar Carrasco, Hospital de San Lucas y San Nicolás, 2013
Pigmented inks Epson UltraChrome K4 on paper.
120 x 150 cm


Artists in this exhibition: Oscar Carrasco


Cartografías del olvido
Oscar Carrasco

From 30 September to 17 November 2016
Opening Friday 30 September at 8pm

Luis Adelantado Valencia is pleased to invite you to the upcoming opening of the contemporary art gallery season of the city of Valencia. For this reason, we are pleased to inform that, as a new feature, from now on the openings of our two spaces—Main Space and Boiler Room—will be simultaneous.

We will start with the presentation—in our Main Space—of the second solo exhibition of the artist Oscar Carrasco (Catalonia, 1976) titled Cartografías del olvido.

In the exhibition, an invisible line is traced amongst a multitude of contemporary ruins extolling an outdated modernity. Emblematic buildings which—in the past—witnessed a particular culture, a civilisation, and which now have become a memory. Yet another thread weaving this cartography of oblivion.

There are several common axes amongst the generated images. A certain light that borders on the mystical. A light that becomes the soul of these abandoned urban giants, pierced by silence. Absence is another concept closely linked to oblivion. The lack of human presence directs our attention to these places, making them antithetical to the non-places described by the French anthropologist Marc Augé in what was a distinctive reflection of postmodernism. In Oscar’s own words: “I’m interested in ruins as a criticism of civilisation and the devastating power of human beings, as a reminder of their vanity and failure in the face of time and the environment”.
About the artist

Carrasco’s work evolves searching for new ways to reveal mortality, the devastating power of urban masses, the irrevocable return of an organic environment as opposed to the constructed world. He joined Luis Adelantado gallery in 2007 and his work has been exhibited in Shanghai, Rome, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Bogotá, Paris and Brussels, as well as in group exhibitions and
art fairs. Some of his most notorious awards include the Honourable Mention granted by the Premios Generación 2009, as well as having been selected for the Arte Laguna Prize in Venice. Also noteworthy was his Madrid off solo exhibition at Tabacalera, Madrid, in 2013 and the 2015 Mostra Espanha at the National Photography Centre of Oporto.


For more information or high resolution pictures, please contact our gallery:
Bonaire, 6. 46003 VALENCIA — E: info@luisadelantado.com T: (+34) 963 51 01 79


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