Javier Riera

"Caminar, descansar, preservar"

Alfonso de la Torre

"Walking, resting, preserving" was the exhibition by Javier Riera that, held in 2016, introduced a new element of artistic element in the artist's career: cyanotype. This term refers to an old printing system; a peculiar procedure that was closely linked to the beginnings of photography and that gives the images a characteristic bluish tone. This sample alluded to the experience with the native fauna, to animal presences that were peeped, perceived in intense and fleeting appearances that formed a flow of superimposed images among themselves. Here, snapshots intermingled with real tactile elements, such as leaves or branches, giving rise to an exhibition that celebrated nature.
"Caminar, descansar, preservar" | Alfonso de la Torre

Works

  • CN 15

    Javier Riera

    "CN 15"

    2016

    105.00 x 75.00 cm

    Paper, wood

    Cyanotype and colour pencil on paper

  • CN PQ3

    Javier Riera

    "CN PQ3"

    2015

    29.00 x 21.00 cm

    Paper, wood

    Cyanotype

  • CN 16

    Javier Riera

    "CN 16"

    2015

    44.00 x 61.00 cm

    Paper, wood

    Cyanotype on paper and digital print

  • CN PQ6

    Javier Riera

    "CN PQ6"

    2015

    11.00 x 17.00 cm

    Paper on wood

    Cyanotype

  • CN 1

    Javier Riera

    "CN 1"

    2015

    75.00 x 105.00 cm

    Paper and table

    Cyanotype on paper

  • CN 21

    Javier Riera

    "CN 21"

    2015

    105.00 x 75.00 cm

    Paper, wood

    Cyanotype on paper

  • CN V2

    Javier Riera

    "CN V2"

    2015

    105.00 x 75.00 cm

    Paper, wood

    Cyanotype on paper

  • CN 2

    Javier Riera

    "CN 2"

    2015

    75.00 x 105.00 cm

    Paper, wood

    Cyanotype on paper

  • CN 23

    Javier Riera

    "CN 23"

    2015

    150.00 x 105.00 cm

    Paper, wood

    Cyanotype on paper

  • CN 0

    Javier Riera

    "CN 0"

    2015

    75.00 x 105.00 cm

    Paper on table

    Cyanotype on paper

  • CN 3

    Javier Riera

    "CN 3"

    2015

    75.00 x 105.00 cm

    Paper, wood

    Cyanotype on paper and digital print

  • CN 24

    Javier Riera

    "CN 24"

    2015

    150.00 x 105.00 cm

    Paper, wood

    Cyanotype on paper

  • CN 11

    Javier Riera

    "CN 11"

    2015

    75.00 x 105.00 cm

    Paper and table

    Cyanotype on paper

  • CN 25

    Javier Riera

    "CN 25"

    2015

    150.00 x 105.00 cm

    Paper, wood

    Cyanotype on paper

  • CN 13

    Javier Riera

    "CN 13"

    2016

    30.00 x 20.00 cm

    Paper, wood

    Cyanotype on paper

  • CN PQ1

    Javier Riera

    "CN PQ1"

    2015

    29.00 x 21.00 cm

    Paper over wood

    Cyanotype on paper

  • CN 14

    Javier Riera

    "CN 14"

    2016

    30.00 x 20.00 cm

    Paper, wood

    Cyanotype on paper

  • CN PQ2

    Javier Riera

    "CN PQ2"

    2015

    29.70 x 21.00 cm

    Paper on wood

    Cyanotype

Reviews

CIANOTIPIA

MYSTERY HE SAYS. WHAT MYSTERY IS THIS?

ALFONSO DE LA TORRE

"Walking, resting, preserving" was the exhibition by Javier Riera that, held in 2016, introduced a new element of artistic element in the artist's career: cyanotype. This term refers to an old printing system; a peculiar procedure that was closely linked to the beginnings of photography and that gives the images a characteristic bluish tone.

This sample alluded to the experience with the native fauna, to animal presences that were peeped, perceived in intense and fleeting appearances that formed a flow of superimposed images among themselves. Here, snapshots intermingled with real tactile elements, such as leaves or branches, giving rise to an exhibition that celebrated nature.

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