Publisher: Guiding Light
Dimensions: 21 x 20 x 0.5 cm
THINGS IN A ROOM AN ETHNOGRAPHY OF THE INSIGNIFICANT
The Michael Hoppen Gallery is pleased to announce the Spanish artist Manuel Franquelo’s first solo show in the United Kingdom. This catalogue contains the full Things in a Room series.
The pieces from this series, produced through techniques borrowed from scientific photography and endowed with an uncanny hyperreal presence, are an inquiry into the things that have accumulated, over the years, in the nooks and crannies of a space inhabited by the artist.
“For three years, starting in October 2012, I created a photographic inventory of the things in the room where I habitually work: a bottle of 650 mg Ibuprofen that I had bought the winter before, the 3.75 metre-long curtain dividing the space in two, marbles, eyelashes, remains of insects, the grey door on which there are usually some papers held up with magnets, fragments of pills, and an endless assemblage of other things.
My intention is that the photographs of this series be timeless rather than decisive moments in time. They are life-size digital images that embody legitimate pretentions to truth, highlighting the complexity and full scale of what is represented. Things in a Room is an account of the objects that my own existence accumulated over a period of about 30 years.” - Manuel Franquelo
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