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Jesús Madriñan

(Spain, 1984)

esús Madriñán (Santiago de Compostela, 1984) uses large-format analog photography to reinterpret and update the portrait as an artistic genre. His production is born from the subversion of studio photography, going beyond its usual parameters to draw on the paradox derived from using traditional techniques (plate camera) in inevitably spontaneous and elusive situations. As a result of this contradiction, series such as Good Night London (2011), Boas noites (2013), Dopo Roma (2016), I Am Light (2019), or Washington Store (2023) emerge. The result is a moving generational portrait in which values such as youth, diversity and tolerance prevail.


Jesús Madriñán's career has numerous individual exhibitions, among which the following stand out: I Am Light -I Am Light -Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea-, Mil noches y una noche -Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània, Valencia-, El tiempo revelado -Centro de Arte Alcobendas, Photoespaña-, Washington Store -Embassy of Spain in the United States- and those dedicated to its Good Night London series at the Kavlin Cultural Center in Punta del Este, Uruguay, and at the Cultural Centers of Spain in Mexico City and Montevideo. In addition, he has participated in prestigious festivals and art fairs such as Paris Photo, Unseen Amsterdam, Photo London, ARCO, or the International Photography Awards in New York.


In turn, Jesús Madriñán combines his practice with the commercial field and teaching, having worked as an associate professor at the Universidad Autónoma del Caribe (Colombia), and currently carrying out assignments for The New York Times, TIME magazine, ABANCA, Marie Claire, and the Shackleton advertising agency.