Exhibitions at Kowasa Gallery
Luces y sombras en le fotografia
La Visión del Otro - Modernidad y rostro fotografiado
KOWASA gallery presents "The Vision of the Other: Modernity and the Photographed Face", a group show which attempts to define the way in which the human face was photographically constructed before its abolition by Postmodernism. The exhibition primarily offers a thorough insight into the history of portrait photography with a special emphasis on the shift of the portrait from being a mere "extension of the painted body" to being the photographic genre par excellence. At the same time it highlig… more
KOWASA gallery has the enormous pleasure of featuring a one-man show dedicated to the Spanish photographer Oriol Maspons. Under the title Oriol Maspons: an unusual photographer, the show's aim is to highlight the more transversal aspects of an author who has always positioned himself ahead of his time and whose visual universe radiates singularity, dare and freshness. A contemporary of Ramón Masats, Francesc Català-Roca, Xavier Miserachs, Colita and Leopoldo Pomés, Orio… more
The water, the wind and the sun, alongside other meteorological or geological phenomena, have been the only landscape transformers in the course of thousands of years, until the recent apparition of Man who has occupied, within a very short time, the apex of the pyramid. Humanity has been rendered as being specialized in the creation of landscapes. Undoubtedly, we can encounter the principal evidence of the transformations human beings exercise today on the territory of cities and metropolitan a… more
Tres maestros de la vanguardia Checa
KOWASA gallery opens the season 2008-2009 with an exhibition that pays tribute to Jaroslav Rössler, Eugen Wiskovský and Jaromír Funke, three of the most distinguished members of the Czech Avant-garde (1920-1960). Four portfolios edited by the Prague House of Photography provide a recollection of the most significant moments in the trajectory of the three photographers.
The photographic genius of Jaroslav Rössler (1902-1990) was rescued from oblivion in the late sixties when his astoun… more
My project bridges the path among humanist photography and a more contemporary genre of photography. This is a highly aesthetic series but, in a way, it can also be viewed as a work which maintains the will to recreate within each of its images a particular ambience imbued with nostalgia and solitude.
The beings I relate with become lost in strange places. They seem absorbed by a nothingness. This kind of state demonstrates their human condition and lets the viewer with a feeling of an extreme … more
By observing and photographing plants, flowers, snails, insects and stones, I have developed a rather ornamental than strictly scientific interest in their respective forms, textures and structures. I have called them Gaudinianas, drawing inspiration from the photograph of "Sedum Sediforme Crasulacea", which, besides its multiple vulgar names, has been named "Crespinell de Reus", and has probably served as the material reference for the crowning points of the towers of Gaudí´s Sagrada Familia.… more
RAMÓN MASATS LA NUEVA MIRADA Opening reception and catalogue presentation and book signing: Thursday, June, 26, 2008, at 8 pm Exhibition, June, 27 - August, 2, 2008 Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 4:30-8.30 pm.
KOWASA gallery presents the exhibition RAMÓN MASATS "LA NUEVA MIRADA". The show offers a thorough overview of more than 70 B&W vintage prints of Ramón Masats, the majority of which have remained unpublished and little known.
The exhibition is accompanied by the catalogue, Ramón … more
KOWASA gallery presents a retrospective show dedicated to the American-Canadian documentary photographer George S. ZIMBEL. Zimbel is a key figure of the last generation of authors faithful to the legacy of Photo-League, who in the fifties imbued their pictures with their personal commitment towards the people and the social landscapes they documented. The show offers the unique opportunity of discovering the work of an author who captured with his camera the energy and the spirit of the “e… more
Muestra Colectiva de Fotografia.
EIKOH HOSOE Kowasa Gallery presenta la exposición EIKOH HOSOE formada por 38 fotografías de dicho auto a partir del 8 de mayo hasta el 20 de julio de 2003. Eikoh Hosoe está considerado como uno de los autores más influyentes de la fotografía Japonesa moderna. En su obra se mezcla la fantasía mitológica y la evocación a un folklore oscuro y postnuclear creado por la historia del Japón dando como resultado unas imágenes provocadoras llenas de impulsos escénicos. Esta exposición consta … more