ÁNGEL MARCOS

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The author has turned the "gender" of the landscape into a constant in his work, placing himself in the fields of Castile (Spain), in the footsteps of cruelty, in the contemporary Babylon, in the iconic places of New York, Cuba, Las Vegas, Barcelona or China and their physical and social transformations. He uses photography as his principal method of expression to confront us with everyday life and make us ponder our own situation. In his work, the landscape is usually the main protagonist, which is why he has worked his mutation in Palma, travelling along the outline of the bay's coastline from one end to the other, like an archaeology for the future.

 

The work of  Ángel Marcos refers insistently to the blind spot of Canetti, beyond which things have stopped being real. It is here beyond modern experience that the author focuses his gaze; there, in the space between desire and publicity as a construction resulting from the historic event of having replaced the real with seduction.

The artist develops his work on specific projects that serve as a subjective approach to photographic action. This is the case with "Los bienaventurados" (1997), "La Chute" (2000), "Alrededor del sueño" (2001-2008), "Rastros", (2003), "Un coup de dés" (2008), "Rabo de Lagartija" (2010), "La mirada oculta" (2011) or "La subversión íntima", which was presented at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013).

All these projects have been shown in individual and collective exhibitions in numerous national and international institutions and private galleries. The works of Angel Marcos are found in recognised collections and museums: The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (Valencia), ARTIUM de Álava (Vitoria-Gasteiz), MUSAC-Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (León), Museo Patio Herreriano (Valladolid), Baker Museum (Florida, USA), Fonds national d'art contemporain (FNAC), Maison Européenne de la Photographie (París), The Margulies Collection (Miami) or The Speyer Family Foundation at the Rockefeller Center (New York), among others.

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