Technique: Gelatin silver bromide and selenium coating on barite paper
Dimensions: 110 x 110 cm
Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma
Reg. no.: 620
In Morbella, Alberto García-Alix presents us an image linked to a stage of his life, transporting us to one of his journeys to Formentera, an island he has a special relationship with; his travelling companion that summer features in this frontal close-up, in which she poses to reveal the tattoos that cover her entire body. A defender of analogue, he took the photograph shooting without censorship of framing, gestures or themes.
The image is in line with the self-portraits and portraits of unknown figures, outsiders or well-known names, beings very close to him or people he empathizes with. His closest environment has always been his most direct source, forming the central body of his work. And also, the search for settings, as well as intangible moments outdoors that are a way of expressing his interior. Recently he has included the urban landscape of cities or the natural environment, like that of Formentera, but without straying from his constant searches. A reflection of situations and mirrors of internal emergences and breakdowns as revealing as the direct gaze of his subjects.