01/10 -> 13/11
by Ricardo Cases
A Ilha and XYZ Bookshop have invited the spanish photographer Ricardo Cases for a solo exhibition with his recent and acclaimed project "El porqué de las naranjas", with the opening on the next October 1st, from 7 pm.
The event also includes a book presentation, with the title published by Mack Books.
> The mechanics of chaos - text by Luis López Navarro sobre "El porqué de las naranjas" (EN)
El porqué de las naranjas
Born in Orihuela (Spain) in 1971, Ricardo Cases holds a BA in Information Sciences from the University of the Basque Country (Spain). In 2006 he joined the Blank Paper photography collective. He has published five photobooks: Belleza de barrio(2008), La caza del lobo congelado (2009), Paloma al aire (2011), El porqué de las naranjas (2014) and Podría haberse evitado (2015).
“His photographic work focuses on the yearnings of the human being, the deep and universal longings of the citizen of the mass society, fighting against banality in an effort to transcend, confronting his own dignity with a medium always untrustworthy. To this end, he turns his eye to expressions of contemporary folklore, looping for the truth of the Spaniard: a townsman who is forced to live in the city, in modernity. Beyond a pop appearance —distant and cynical— he is interested in what is human and anthropological. Beyond the social and documentary, he searches for the truthful and universal pulsations beating beneath the banal surface —often kitsch and lacking glamour— of contemporary Spain.” (Luis López Navarro)