Javier Erre Spanish, b. 1981

Overview

Through my painting I establish a dialogue around the process of enculturation, social expectations and impositions, authority and family ties, within the framework of the survival of memory and its influence on the construction of identity.

My images form a sort of family album that takes us back to a distant past, often that of childhood. I work on the basis of images and documents found in family archives on which I intervene by reproducing the ways in which memory acts: erasing, isolating, repeating, interpreting, distorting... like an annotation that alters the original material, giving it a new meaning. The resulting images, carefully crafted technically and with a strong dramatic charge, offer us a profound reading of the fragility and strength of the individual, of the malaise and the capacity for resilience that characterises our changing times.


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