Artist’s Proof is pleased to announce the exhibition, Home of Art: A show of photography works by Pedro Correa. Spanish photographer Correa will be exploring the ‘special atmosphere’ and the paradox of art spaces in his first solo exhibition in the United States. The opening reception will be held on April 5, 2017 from 7-9pm at Artist’s Proof located at 1533 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20007. The exhibition will close on April 30, 2017.
The Home of Art series gives a personal view on the special atmosphere that allows art to thrive in museums, its ‘guardians of art’, and the way art is approached. There are three subjects captured and juxtaposed within the series - the museum attendant, the museum visitor and their interaction with this public space. Home of Art attempts, through the artist’s lenses and a shared space, to connect individuals of different backgrounds and to ultimately illustrate the global community we live in. The photographs are never staged but intimate ‘displayed’ moments captured by Correa. The ‘guardians of art’, while imperative to the scene, seem to disappear behind corners, becoming invisible just like the museum visitor who also appears to be one with the space. Through Correa’s capturing of these very public and yet private moments, we are also allowed to assume the role of the museum visitor, keenly observing and deciphering the artwork presented in multiple levels. These everyday moments that is often overlooked – the shades of peoples, their dispositions, the mundane motions, the colors and energy - things unnoticed, are captured in Home of Art.
The exhibition will also present new works from his much acclaimed Urban Impressions series. In relation to that, Correa, who received his PH. D in Image Processing from University of Louvain, Louvain-la Neuve, will being giving a talk on how the brain processes images viewed in art. He will speak about the different ways in which content-rich image versus image with less details affects the way the brain processes such an image. Correa will correlate that to his photography, that by ejecting emotions of impressionism into ‘decisive moment’ of photography, the subconscious dominates, allowing the viewer to emotionally respond to what is being presented rather than processing it rationally. Formally trained in oil painting, Correa bridges the two medium, creating an entirely inventive approach. Correa explains, “I like to underline what is not obvious; what would be worth getting a bit more attention. There’s beauty to be found everywhere. It is capturing a specific moment that is not constructed but which is just there.”
Born in Madrid in the hot summer of 1977, Pedro Correa was the son an artist painter and a teacher with a love for travel. While growing up, he lived in Avignon, Madrid and Barcelona, and finally moved to Brussels where he currently reside.