Aitor Ortiz

Muros de luz 001

Date: 2007

Technique: Digital print on aluminium

Dimensions: 125 x 250 cm.

Edition: 2/3

Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma

Not on display

“ […] A sharp cut sections the stone to provide a space. A space of privacy opens up on the imposing stone wall, a gentle light which illuminates the interior and projects to the exterior like an invitation to refuge: an illuminated hollow.[…].
Aitor Ortiz
 
Begun in 2004, the series “Muros de luz” is a project based on the remains of the black marble quarry in Markina, Bizkaia (Basque Country) as a base material, the void in the mountain that he photographed every now and then. The images are in black and white, an appearance he often resorts to in his work in order to distance himself when contemplating the image. The series, which he produced in collaboration with architect Josep Egea, reveals the passage of the representation towards the construction of new spaces, of an ephemeral nature, taking advantage of the marks left in the quarry. The images, stripped of their original identity, are digitally intervened: Ortiz inserts quadrangular forms which transcend the thick walls, gaps that project potent halos of white light from their interior, giving rise to those “light refuges” as he defines them. The power of matter, the wall that exists, contrast with the new unreal spaces created by our mind.
 

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