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Water, electricity and windows — Francisco Irribarra / opening night / exhibition of photography

26 May @ 8:00 pm 16 June @ 11:30 pm

Water, electricity and windows — Francisco Irribarra / opening night / exhibition of photography
Galeria Majatów presents an exhibition of analog black-and-white photography by Chilean artist Francisco Irribarra. Transported to South America for a moment, we will look at the Chilean landscape through the lens of Francisco’s camera. And there almost nothing will happen, nothing more than the restlessness of the trees, the wind-wrinkled moments, until we are blinded by a sun quite different from the one here. Here, in fact, that is, where? Here, where the water flows with a different current, the electricity has a disturbingly similar voltage, and the windows open inward. / Lena Czerniawska

You can visit the exhibition from 26th of May till 16th of June during the events in PAS.

More about the artist:

Francisco Irribarra (33) was Born in Concepcion in The Bio-Bio Region, Chile. Francisco Studied Industrial Engineer. After the studies he moved to Santiago de Chile to Study Cinema. In the film school he started to shoot 16mm film and he got interested in the elasticity of the support. The lack of infrastructure in Chile lead him to experiment and discover his own personal process that always arise from DIY methods resulting into the study of the motion picture film as a support to expand the idea of cinema and painting. Francisco Started to paint on film in the year of 2016 and After shooting his first film in 2017 as a director of photography he started to paint on 16mm film more seriously hanging film in his apartment in Santigo to paint long strips of film as a manner of canvas to project his paintings in garage basements and in cinemas around Santiago. In the beginning of 2019 Francisco moved to Prague in Czech Republic where he spent his days painting mostly with oil on canvas, that process ended up in the result of transferring all the ideas he got into hand painted oil Super8mm film called ‚Long days gone’ an abstract film that follows oil paintings and portraits. In 2020 Francisco moves to Rotterdam to start an Artist residency in Worm Pirate Bay, where he work in a experimental film lab diving deeper into the optical printing, contact printing and optical sound and trough that using the possibilities of light to add more density and different layers to the film, immerse into that process and in the middle of a pandemic he start the beginning of a series of 16mm paintings called Prophetical Screams, after to finish his art residency he projected his film in 2 cinemas in The Netherlands, Filmhuis Cavia in Amsterdam and Worm Rotterdam, concluding that process he moves to Berlin to continue his process of experimentation and mixing between light and pigments, now based in Berlin Francisco is focused primarily on hand painted 16mm film paintings, oil collage paintings and 35mm black and white paper prints.

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