Alain Urrutia [Bilbao, 1981] lives and works in Berlin, Graduated at the Basque Country University and Academia Brera Milano in 2004.
Urrutia has exhibited at international Art Musseums, including the Boston Centre for the Arts, CA2M Madrid, Guggenheim Bilbao Museum in its 15th anniversary activities.
Urrutia is interested in the slow gaze of reality that occurs while he is painting.
He works in an intuitive way. The work he has carried out to date is closely related to the idea that in photography, the
reality becomes an image and it is subsequently translated into another reality when painted.
In his view, the goal is not to reproduce a mechanical/digital photograph into painting, but to build a pictorial image. The paintings are striking in their ‘emotional impenetrability’, they posses and produce a kind of silence, a demonstrable lack of legibility, even a difficulty that outstrips their subject matter per se. With this notion in mind he slows the process of perception in order to allow paths towards ne interpretations from pre-existing images, urging the viewer to question their assumptions of what they are looking at.
ORPHAN PAINTINGS (after Giovan Battista Moroni), 2019
Listening to Beethoven (piano Sonata No. 21 Waldstein), 2020
Die Wanderin #3, 2022
Über dem Nebelmeer #1, 2022
Mental Painting #12, 2021-2022