until 08.10. | #3431ARTatBerlin | BBA Gallery presents from 27. August 2022 (Opening on 26.08.) the exhibition Digital Tenebrism by the artist Rómulo Celdrán.
Rómulo Celdrán is a Spanish artist who develops his work in drawing, painting and sculpture. BBA Gallery presents the premiere of his latest series called Digital Tenebrism. The series is a tribute and a testament to the artist’s admiration for this painterly movement and its representatives. In the history of Western painting, the word tenebrism describes the use of extreme contrasts of light and dark in figurative compositions to enhance their dramatic effect. Painters such as Caravaggio used the so-called chiaroscuro technique to define their motifs through the use of light and shadow.
In Rómulo Celdrán’s paintings, the source of light that illuminates the scene is no longer a small window, a candle or an oil lamp, but a mobile device that is checked by the figures in the darkness of their domestic surroundings. Apart from these small details that provide a clearly recognisable presence to the images, their spirit of seclusion and mystery across centuries points to the unchanging nature of human existence beyond historical episodes or technological developments.
Rómulo Celdrán‘s CV includes solo exhibitions such as Rómulo Celdrán at Hasted Kraeutler Gallery in New York 2014, Macro 2013 at Galerie Arthobler in Zurich (Switzerland) or Zoom at Raquel Ponce Gallery in Madrid 2010; Group exhibitions on an international level with his participation in Sketchy at Hasted Kraeutler Gallery in New York 2013, ONCE Foundation IV Contemporary Art Biennial at Conde Duque Cultural Centre in Madrid 2012 or Realism – the Adventure of Reality, Courbet-Hopper-Gursky (Germany), a touring exhibition through Germany and the Netherlands 2010.
He has participated in international art fairs such as ArcoMadrid, Scope Basel, JustMad, Arte Lisboa, Munich Contempo, Art Cologne, Kunst Zürich, The Solo Project Basel, Swab Barcelona, Bloom Colonia or Contemporary Istanbul.
His works are in institutional and private collections such as the Kunstsammlung HypoVereinsbank (Germany), the Basque Centre-Museum of Contemporary Art Art (Spain), the Artphilein Foundation (Liechtenstein), La Caixa Testimonio Collection (Spain), the Genty Latimer Collection (London), the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection (Florida, EEUU) or the Museum Art.Plus (Germany), to name but a few.
Opening: Friday, 26 August 2022, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Exhibition dates: Saturday, 27. August to Saturday, 8. October 2022To the Gallery
Image caption title: Rómulo Celdrán, Digital Tenebrism 2, 2021, Colour pencil, acrylic and ink on board, 95 cm x 64 cm / 38 x 25 inches © Rómulo Celdrán / BBA Gallery
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