about Pilar Pequeño
The photographer Pilar Pequeño began her interest in photography in 1980, after several years dedicated to drawing. All her work is related to nature, with series closely linked to each other, landscapes, greenhouse, leaves ... In 2010 it is awarded by the Ministry of Culture with Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts. Her work is represented in prestigious public and private collections, among which stand out the Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum, Madrid; Institut Valenciá d'Art Moder, Valencia; Tenerife Space of the Arts. Tenerife; Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, Community of Madrid; Cajasol Collection, Sevilla; Kutxa Foundation Collection. San Sebastian; Public Collection of the City Council of Alcobendas, Madrid. In 2018, the Friends of the Prado Museum Foundation, on the occasion of the bicentenary of the founding of the Museum, invited her to participate in the project: Twelve Photographers at the Museo del Prado, whose project result is exhibited in the Villanueva building.
about the artist's works
From her first works on the landscape to her last photographs of still lifes, water and light are the two most representative elements of her work. This importance can be seen in the development of her work on the plants that she starts with greenhouses 1984-1990, where the plants are veiled by the plastic covered with dew early in the morning. The approach is similar in the course of work, the images are taken from a very close point, isolated from their surroundings. A photograph can be the beginning of a new research path. Thus, she takes the plants to her study and creates still lifes. Always using natural light. The advantage is that she can modify the light by sieving it and modifying it with plastics and other elements creating her light scene. Until reaching the submerged plants where the light plays with two translucent elements the crystal and the water.
Como un gorrión rasga la porcelana de la tarde IV, 2020
60 x 60 cm