Kepa Garraza

The work of Kepa Garraza represents scenes of an apocalyptic, abusive, disrespectful future. A future as a negative utopia, loss of control of the situation and reason and rebellion uncontrolled. He uses strong images as a critical warning about our future and its possibilities. With a particular emphasis on the irrational component, but also on those alternative points of view to the dominant view in a world increasingly multiculturalized and globalized.

Through imaginary scenarios that recreate a parallel reality, the artist invites the viewer to reflect on issues such as the self-identity or the manipulation of information. His ironic visions offer alternative points of view on reality and on the processes of legitimation of power. His works offers parallel views on the reality we know and gives us the opportunity of doing a healthy exercise: always be suspicious of the official version.

Kepa Garraza began his exhibition career in 2004, winning different prizes and scholarships that allowed him to produce and show his works in different national and international circuits, such as the Focus Abengia award, Ala Rekalde at Het Weten Center in Rotterdam, a Visual Arts scholarship of Basque Government, among others. Since then, the artist has exhibited individually in art galleries in Madrid, Bilbao, Dusseldorf, Rotterdam, Beijing and New York. In addition, she has exhibited in different art institutions and museums worldwide, such as Ibercaja Museum, The Gabarron Foundation, or South Shore Arts and Indiana in Chicago, among others. In addition to Spanish and international private collections, his work is present in the public collections of the Artium Museum, the Community of Madrid or the Contemporary Art Collection of the Patio Herreriano Museum.

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Model for statue 1 (aluminium), 2021

Compressed charcoal on paper
110 x 200 cm
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Model for statue 3 (silver), 2022

Compressed charcoal on paper
200 x 195 cm
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Model for statue 4 (aluminium), 2023

Compressed charcoal on paper
50 x 70 cm
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Model for statue 4 (marble), 2022

Compressed charcoal on paper
70 x 100 cm
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Model for statue 6 (plaster), 2023

Compressed charcoal on paper
100 x 70 cm
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Proposal for monument 7 (Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City), 2023

Oil on canvas
300 x 200 cm
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