Art Madrid'23 – David Delgado Ruiz
about David Delgado Ruiz
Ever since I was a child I remember thinking about the perception of time. I have always been disturbingly curious to observe the movement that takes place in those lapses that can seem eternal or that, on the contrary, pass by like an exhalation. It was this reflection that made me find in photography the means to create, through the image, the story of the lived moment. I document contemporary reality, telling stories about how time and space generate a context in the social relations between human beings and the hostile environment that surrounds them, the city understood as present, past and future. The line I work on as "Intervened Reality" is where I develop the geometric symmetries between the different spaces I inhabit and investigate from emptiness and stillness, thus creating a new fictional reality.
about the artist's works
David Delgado Ruiz describes himself as a tireless pursuer of images: “Since I can remember, I remember myself with a camera in my hand. We remember frames, not moving movies". His philosophical perception of the logic of time and space immerses him in a constant search to document the contemporary world behind the objective of his camera, combining analogue and digital formats. He develops his work in three lines of research: Documentary Photography: the influence of the passage of time in society and in the members that make it up according to the historical period, the entity, the cultural field, etc. Contextualized Portrait: the essence of the individual throughout its history. Intervened Reality: a different vision from the alteration of details, where overlapping universes generate new realities and invite the viewer to reflect through the creation of invented scenarios, non-apparent truths that come together in pictorial frames.