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SELECTED WORKS BY Alejandro Guijarro

Stanford I
Alejandro Guijarro
Stanford I

2012

C-type print

117 x 240 cm
Alejandro Guijarro’s works are to-scale photographs of blackboards in academic institutions all over the world that specialize in quantum mechanics: Oxford, Berkeley, Stanford, Cern. The blackboards, photographed with a large format camera in an emptied lecture hall, are presented face-on, frameless, their roiled surfaces reminiscent of mid-century abstract painting (Twombly, Pollock, even Rothko).
Berkeley I
Alejandro Guijarro
Berkeley I

2012

C-type print

112 x 236 cm
The dynamic abstract forms of scuffed chalk and dragged erasers might allude, as those painted precursors might, to the expressive power of the individual gesture, even a yearning towards the sublime: something inexpressible, beyond the limited range of language. No accident, therefore, that Guijarro chooses the study of quantum mechanics as his subject – the study of the physics of the microscopically small, whose very formulae are expressed in abstract terms.
Berkeley II
Alejandro Guijarro
Berkeley II

2012

C-type print

112 x 236 cm
That these are photographs, though, brings additional meanings into play. Each image records the physical traces of a mental movement, the speed, repetition and emphasis of individual strokes suggesting a particular train of thought or area of questioning. Yet each blackboard is a token of something lost; every photograph records something subsequently erased or smudged into nothing, acting like the mind itself when attempting to absorb the complex, the inexpressible.
Cambridge II
Alejandro Guijarro
Cambridge II

2011

C-type print

117 x 200 cm
Cern I
Alejandro Guijarro
Cern I

2012

C-type print

100 x 180 cm
Oxford I
Alejandro Guijarro
Oxford I

2011

C-type print

110 x 150 cm
Text by Ben Street






Other artists in
Artists in future exhibitions

Dawit Abebe    Markus Amm    Helene Appel    Ivan Argote    Dan Attoe    Diann Bauer    Michael Bauer    Dan Bayles    Whitney Bedford    Simon Bedwell    Anna Freeman Bentley    Emilia Bergmark    Eduardo Berliner    Katherine Bernhardt    Gabriele Beveridge    Richard Billingham    Alina and Jeff Bliumis    Jean-François BoclĂ©    Shannon Bool    Armand Boua    Gabriella Boyd    Matti Braun    Bozidar Brazda    Jonny Briggs    Joey Bryniarska    Agnieszka Brzezanska    Jelena Bulajic    Alida Cervantes    Loz Chalk    Ronin Cho    James Clarkson    Lucy Coggle    Andy Collins    Inez de Coo    Jessica Craig-Martin    Alexandre da Cunha    Ana Cvorovic    Dexter Dalwood    Ian Davis    Nicholas Dedics    Tomory Dodge    Robert Dowling    Stef Driesen    Howard Dyke    Ara Dymond    Judith Eisler    Annabel Emson    Carlos Noronha Feio    Dee Ferris    Michael Fullerton    Dmitri Galitzine    Julia Goldman    NoĂ©mie Goudal    Joanne Greenbaum    Hilary Harnischfeger    Kati Heck    Patrick Hill    Dan Holdsworth    Phillipa Horan    Shara Hughes    Elliot Hundley    Tom Hunter    Jessica Jackson Hutchins    Diego Mendoza Imbachi    Merlin James    Tillman Kaiser    Alice Könitz    Ian Kiaer    Terence Koh    John Korner    Ulrich Lamsfuss    Liane Lang    Molly Larkey    Paul Lee    Andrea Lehmann    Juliette Losq    Christina Mackie    Jill Mason    Jorge Mayet    Claire McArdle    Ella McCartney    Lucy McKenzie    Martin McMurray    Robert Melee    Aleksandra Mir    Ian Monroe    Kristine Moran    Eduard Moreno    Yasumasa Morimura    Luisa Mota    Nick Nowicki    Matt O'dell    Alejandro Ospina    Marco Palmieri    Selma Parlour    Oliver Perkins    Marius Pfannenstiel    Arthur Prior    Laure Prouvost    Sean Raspet    Brian Reed    Halsey Rodman    Florian Roithmayr    Ruth Root    Stefan Sandner    Hideyuki Sawayanagi    Amba Sayal-Bennett    Anne Kathrin Schuhmann    Michael Schultz    Macrae Semans    Conrad Shawcross    Jamie Shovlin    Agathe Snow    Martina Steckholzer    Jack Strange    Miriam Sweeney    Emma Talbot    Mateo Tannatt    Stephanie Taylor    Adam Thompson    Rafal Topolewski    Ryan Trecartin    Caroline Walker    Ben Washington    Chuck Webster    Garth Weiser    Aaron Wexler    Poppy Whatmore    Julia Whiting    Jenny Wiener    Paula Wilson    Susanne M. Winterling    Saskia Olde Wolbers     Yeesookyung    Haeri Yoo

Alejandro Guijarro's BIOGRAPHY

Alejandro Guijarro
Born in 1979, Madrid
Lives and works in London and Madrid



SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
Momentum, Tristan Hoare Gallery, London
Drift, Blockwork Art, Lumen URC, London

2011
Stitch, Art for the earth, The Diary Gallery, London
Unpublished, Le Dictateur Gallery, Milan
Broad Daylight, Fumi Gallery, London
Exploration and Intervention, New Landscape Photography, George & Jørgen Fine Art, London

2010
The Uneasy Landscape, Fold Gallery, London
London Loves, Vitrine Gallery, London
RCA Show, Gulbenkian Gallery, London

2009
Christie's Paris. Arsep-Christie's, Paris
Royal College of Art, Gulbenkian Gallery, London

2008
Candid Arts Trust Gallery, London

2007
ITS SIX (International Talent Support), Trieste