Open: By Appointment

7 Ledbury Mews North, Notting Hill, W11 2AF, London, United Kingdom
Open: By Appointment


Ignacio Uriarte: Drawn To See

Bartha Contemporary, London

Fri 15 Sep 2023 to Sun 8 Oct 2023

7 Ledbury Mews North, Notting Hill, W11 2AF Ignacio Uriarte: Drawn To See

By Appointment

Artist: Ignacio Uriarte

Private view: Thursday 14 September, 6pm-8pm

Bartha_contemporary presents an exhibition featuring recent works by internationally acclaimed artist Ignacio Uriarte. ‘Drawn To See’ is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Ignacio Uriarte's thought-provoking works explore the intersections of art and perception and utilise everyday office materials, offering a unique perspective on the modern human experience.

Ignacio Uriarte (b.1972 in Germany, lives and works in Valencia, Spain), known for his innovative and boundary-pushing practice, presents a diverse selection of recent works on paper that challenge conventional perceptions of the medium. Uriarte's keen observations of the modern workplace and his use of ordinary office supplies to construct intricate and captivating compositions make his works truly extraordinary. Through his drawings, Ignacio Uriarte delves into the complexities of the modern human experience. By blending conceptual depth with aesthetic finesse, Uriarte engages viewers in a dialogue about the profound and often unnoticed aspects of drawing.

Each stroke of Uriarte's Biro pen is imbued with intention and precision, creating a remarkable interplay between light and shadow, form and space. The resulting compositions are a symphony of intricate patterns, delicate textures, and minute details that invite viewers to immerse themselves in a visual journey unlike any other. Through his meticulous and methodical use of this everyday writing instrument, Uriarte unveils a world of extraordinary beauty, depth, and contemplation.

Indeed, one of the meditative aspects of Uriarte's drawings lies in their repetitive nature. Uriarte often employs simple geometric shapes, such as lines, grids, or circles, and repeats them to construct complex patterns. This repetition invites viewers to explore the subtle variations within each mark or shape, fostering a sense of calm and focus.

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