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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

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Unpublished, Le Dictateur Gallery, Milan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