about Xurxo Gómez-Chao
A Coruña, 1960
The work of Xurxo Gómez-Chao is characterized by multidisciplinarity, however, in its most recent stage it has directed its gaze towards photography, in numerous occasions coexisting with painting, and acquiring nature a leading role.
Gómez-Chao studied at the prestigious Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. Gómez-Chao has an extensive career and is a key exponent of contemporary Galician art with works present in numerous institutions and prestigious collections such as the Cristina Masaveu Foundation, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Collection, Abanca Collection, Museum of Fine Arts of A Coruña or the National Library of Madrid among others.
about the artist's works
Xurxo Gómez-Chao's trajectory highlights an evolution from his beginnings in painting to his latest works in which photography has become his fundamental means of expression. It uses elements that it finds mainly in its daily reality to create new and independent work, of an intimate nature, in which nature usually acquires a leading role. Gómez-Chao's work can be defined as multidisciplinary, as it combines photography with other media such as painting, ceramics or video. The duality between the rational and the visceral as well as between the material and the oneiric is also an inherent characteristic of its creative universe, as well as its multiple references to classical culture and art history.