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STILL LIFE SERIES
Inspired by the Flemish altarpieces, in the form of light highlighting and dramatizing volumes, articulate harmonic compositions, balanced and with an enormous elegance. I’ve been developing this series of photographs, collected for no apparent relationship to each other, with the intention of creating dialogues between them, dialogues that sometimes seem forced and sometimes spontaneous items. I want to create dissimilar relationships between objects from different applications and environments, kitchen tools with bottles with automotive fluids, cleaning implements with mechanical parts, all these relationships, create, in my opinion, a bizarre and absurd, but always extravagant atmosphere a great aesthetic sense. I think that human relationships are a bit like that, our world revolves around a lot of objects produced by man for different uses, sooner or later we will see associated with some of them, put them together in a still-life photography, not only it results in a fun mix but a premonition of objetual constellation around us that are part of us.
WALTERIO IRAHETA (1968)
Lives and works in El Salvador.
He studied Graphic Arts at the Universidad Dr. José Matías Delgado of El Salvador, at the Chicago Cultural Center, USA and the School of Visual Arts La Esmeralda, Mexico. He got the first place in the Bienal of Arte Paiz of El Salvador in 2007, an Honorable Mention in the contemporary art of Palma de Mallorca, Spain in 2004 and first place at the Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo del Istmo Centroamericano in 1998, among others.
He participated in the Biennale de Valencia – São Paulo 2008, the Tenth Havana Biennial in 2009, the first Pontevedra Biennale in 2010 and the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011 . At this moment he has more than 35 solo shows and more than 150 group exhibitions.
Currently he is very interested in issues related to human movement, the phenomenon of migration and hybrid cultures. Walterio is interested in the values and traditions mixed between people of different regions.