Alain Urrutia
biography

Alain Urrutia [Bilbao, 1981] lives and works in Berlin, Graduated at the Basque Country University and Academia Brera Milano in 2004.

Urrutia has exhibited at international Art Musseums, including the Boston Centre for the Arts, CA2M Madrid, Guggenheim Bilbao Museum in its 15th aniversary activities. 

Urrutia is interested in the slow gaze of reality that occurs while he is painting.

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biography

Alain Urrutia [Bilbao, 1981] lives and works in Berlin, Graduated at the Basque Country University and Academia Brera Milano in 2004.

Urrutia has exhibited at international Art Musseums, including the Boston Centre for the Arts, CA2M Madrid, Guggenheim Bilbao Museum in its 15th aniversary activities. 

Urrutia is interested in the slow gaze of reality that occurs while he is painting.

He works in an intuitive way. The work he have carried out to date is closely related to the idea that in photography, the reality becomes an image and it is subsequently translated into another reality when painted. In his view, the goal is not to reproduce a mechanical/digital photograph into painting, but to build a pictorial image. The paintings are striking in their ‘emotional impenetrability’, they posses and produce a kind of silence, a demonstrable lack of legibility, even a difficulty that outstrips their subject matter per se. With this notion in mind he slows the process of perception in order to allow paths towards new interpretations from pre-existing images, urging the viewer to question their assumptions of what they are looking at.

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exhibitions

2019

Madrid, Casado Santapau Gallery, The Age of Anxiety

Ciudad de México, Aldo Chaparro Studio, Pando

 

2018

Lisboa, Appleton Square, Mirror Rim

Amsterdam, Plǝt Project Space, Mise en Abyme

 

2017

Santiago de Compostela, DIDAC Foundation, Mirror Rim

 

2016

Santander, Juan Silló Gallery, Tierra y cemento (Sentarse y esperar)

Madrid, Casado Santapau Gallery, 20 minutos de Pensamiento Abstracto

 

2015

São Paulo, Kunsthalle São Paulo, Sociedade Anônima, True Lies

 

2013

Beijing, Egg Gallery, Gazing Again

Madrid, Casado Santapau Gallery, Revista de Occidente

Vitoria, Artium, Grey Flag

 

2012

Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum, Chapter II

Madrid, Casado Santapau Gallery, Naufragio/Esperanza

Bilbao, Sala Rekalde, Aktionismus

Santander, Juan Silló Gallery, Incomodidad y otros tiempos

 

2011

Beijing, MA STUDIO, The Coyote and the wolf

Basauri, Torre de Ariz, El quinto en discordia

 

2009

Bilbao, Bilbao Arte Foundation, Wunscht

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Montehermoso Cultural Center, Next

 

2008

Stavanger, Evig Sondag (Eternal Sunday)

 

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