On November 15th Ramis Barquet opened “Delirious City”, an exhibition of large-scale digital collages by Antonio Girbés. The artist uses his Hasselblad to capture fragments of architecture during his travels through various international cities. For each piece, he manipulates a single capture into a final composition by creating divisions, repetitions, and mirroring effects.
Girbés describes his work as “the construction of an excessive, unreal city out of time.” He states, “The outcome, often mistakenly believed to be a collage of various images, is always based on one single photo, which I still take with the same analog camera I’ve always used.”
The pigment department at Laumont was the proud producer of all the prints presented in the Chelsea gallery. The framing department’s expertise in spray coating allowed the prints to be mounted and displayed without glass.
Antonio Girbés was selected for participation in the 2006 Venice Biennale, and was included in the 2011 Venice Biennale with his contribution to the project “Real Venice”. His most recent exhibition “Delirious City” will remain on view at Ramis Barquet until December 15, 2012. The gallery is located at 601 West 26th Street, Suite 300 in New York.