RUBÉN RAMOS BALSA FOOTSTEPS

Icosahedron. Rubén Ramos Balsa

 

 

Rubén Ramos Balsa, Santiago de Compostela 1978. He is an artist, who works between Spain and Japan. This is the first large-scale exhibition at a museum institution. It brings together work created throughout his career, without any specific continuity, but tries to bring it all together with the sense that the viewer wants to give. For Ramos, technology and integration in his works are the perfect blend to write his speech. Throughout his career he has exhibited in several national and international galleries, acquired the fame after participating in Pabellón de España in the Venice Biennale of 2007, his work did capture the attention of all. 

 

 

Double the half. Rubén Ramos Balsa

 

 

"Double of the half" is the name of the exhibition, curated by Juan de Nieves. The show is not articulated in a methodical way but plays with the versatility of the works so that they themselves are based on the discourse. The determination of space and time make the composition articulate in front of the visitor's eyes. The conceptual organization, makes the artist make and unravel according to the space in which exposes and thus achieves this dynamic and participatory staging.

 

 

Small observatory. Rubén Ramos Balsa

 

 

The exhibition, has 60 works that record unrepeatable and arrested moments that can be interpreted as simple exercises of physics and mechanics that make question the visual space. The works that make up this exhibition are photographs, videos, sculptures and installations. Some of them, have been modified for this space, following the line of the artist. With this it wants to relativize the character of them in a unitary way and to get open and connected structures.

 

 

 Work of Rubén Ramos

 

 

The landscape, refers to different scientific research scenes, with this acquires a didactic and fresh character that demands the attention of the viewer. If you are in the area, do not hesitate to approach and enjoy this extrasensory experience to which Ruben Ramos invites you. Until April 30, 2017.

 

 

 

The CEART opens this Thursday, November 14th in the room A an exhibition dedicated to this master of photography, which will be open to the public until February 9th. The show includes one of the artist's latest projects, focused on the hard work carried out by the miners of Serra Pelada, an open gold mine in the heart of Brazil where employees daily risked their lives.

Immigration, poverty, marginal life, slave labour, man's relationship with the land, the use of natural resources... are issues that have always fascinated Salgado. From the beginning of his career as a photographer, his work has opted to give visibility to the most disadvantaged groups and to create with his images a vivid and impressive visual story without fakes. With a raw black and white, this author's work transits between photo-reportage and naturalistic photography.

And the idea that permeates all his work is human dignity. Salgado portrays employees, miners and gatherers from a purely humanistic approach that wants to value their integrity, their strength and their resilience.

“If you photograph a human, so that he is not represented in a noble way, there is no reason to take the picture. That is my way of seeing things.”

Salgado entered this discipline long after completing his studies in economics between Brazil and the United States, and a doctorate in statistics in France. But in 1973 his life took a turn, and he decided to start his career as a photographer. He achieved to work at the Gamma Agency and Magnum Photos for more than 15 years until in 1994 he founded his own agency “Amazonas Imagen”.

With the “Gold” project, the photographer portrays a harsh reality that takes place in the Serra Pelada mine, a name given to a totally devastated and anarchically excavated mining enclave, the world's largest open-pit gold mine, through which more than 50,000 people have passed. In the heat of the legends about the mysterious “El Dorado”, the enthusiasm for this precious metal led to the development of strenuous exploitation practices for the workers and to originate tales of grief and glory, of human victory and defeat between the soil, the tunnels and the cargo baskets.

The CEART exhibition brings together Salgado's full portfolio in his characteristical black and white and large-format photographs that leave no one indifferent.