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La idea inicia su proceso de superación del objeto y establece una descontextualización Dadá.
June 28, 2007 1:21 PM   Subscribe

Chema Madoz -- photos
posted by amberglow (29 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
neat, I like the one of the bread on the table/in the table that looks like a peanutbutter cookie from a distance.

Thanks amberglow
posted by Viomeda at 1:49 PM on June 28, 2007


i've always found Dada to be a little meaningless...
posted by blastrid at 1:49 PM on June 28, 2007


i've always found Dada to be a little meaningless...
: >

it really is Dada meets surrealism meets a sort of kitsch, i think.
posted by amberglow at 2:00 PM on June 28, 2007


I'm not sure I'd catagorize thes photos as Dada; there's a little too much context within the compositions. Dada (as I understand it) was largely about freeing art from context.

Nice photos, though.
posted by lekvar at 2:01 PM on June 28, 2007


Ha! Took me awhile. Very creative.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 2:01 PM on June 28, 2007


Well, if you live in America you gotta love kitsch, it's the backbone of the nation.
posted by Viomeda at 2:10 PM on June 28, 2007


These are all very creative compositions. I'm getting more and more impressed as I go through them all...
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 2:13 PM on June 28, 2007


neat photos!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:15 PM on June 28, 2007


This is good.
posted by caddis at 2:17 PM on June 28, 2007


So far, there are more than three that I want to hang on my wall.
posted by ancientgower at 2:23 PM on June 28, 2007


How much do you think is Photoshopped? Or are all of them? They're still beautiful: I'm not one of those who dismiss the new technologies as "cheating." I'm just curious.
posted by ancientgower at 2:26 PM on June 28, 2007


How much do you think is Photoshopped? Or are all of them? They're still beautiful: I'm not one of those who dismiss the new technologies as "cheating." I'm just curious.

I think the Xray one might be, unless they did it in a darkroom.

Other than that, nah, I'd say these are all legit.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 2:28 PM on June 28, 2007


nice
posted by es_de_bah at 3:15 PM on June 28, 2007


burnt matches
posted by taosbat at 3:31 PM on June 28, 2007


These are lovely!
posted by LeeJay at 4:03 PM on June 28, 2007


Thanks amberglow. Imaginative entertainment on a slow afternoon. Multi-tool blades in a sardine can, bobby pin rain falling on a hair ocean, fingerholes in a pipe, a burnt match thermometer - how differently an artist sees.
posted by Cranberry at 4:07 PM on June 28, 2007


I now realized that I've been irresponsibly leaving my piano unclamped.
posted by Area Control at 4:23 PM on June 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Oh man, this gives me a wonderful idea for a library prank.

Now I just need to figure out how to smuggle in a collapsible arch form.
posted by phrontist at 4:24 PM on June 28, 2007


i should give a via credit to Trio (they have a cool email thing where you get sent a thing to do, a thing to see, and a thing to buy each time)
posted by amberglow at 4:40 PM on June 28, 2007


These are some of the cleverest (and I mean that in only a positive way) pieces of visual art I've seen in a long time. I really like this artist's sense of humor, his sense of style and extreme simplicity. These are wonderfully executed statements. They're like visual Zen koans. I'm a big Chema Madoz fan now. Thanks, amberglow!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:57 PM on June 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


pretty | witty | gritty | committee | pity
posted by rob511 at 6:33 PM on June 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


And once again, I fail to understand art.
posted by TheGoldenOne at 7:31 PM on June 28, 2007


thanks for this.
posted by pointilist at 7:50 PM on June 28, 2007


The only savings bank that pays interest in eternity.

Blago umf!
posted by nasreddin at 7:58 PM on June 28, 2007


I love the hangman's noose made of pearls.
posted by JujuB at 8:26 PM on June 28, 2007


Nice photos - I generally don't care for overt surrealism, but these I like.

I found the google translation of his author statement to be funny (it was all I had, my spanish is pretty rusty):
Everything is not what seems, and Chema Madoz (Madrid, 1958) is in charge to put it in evidence. Hidden between the routine character new worlds arise. New dimensions that of the hand of the metaphor alter the perception of the immediate reality. The absurd one, the paradox, humor - by what gregería- does not meet to it in the study of the photographer. The idea initiates its process of overcoming of the object and establishes a descontextualización Dadá. The irony with which Madoz assaults reconocibles models establishes a relation with the spectator who leads to him by the ways of a universal parallel.

… the photographies are not single the reflection of which it was there (a luck of portable memory), - Fernando comments to us I also castrate have to do with the conscience of the disappearance…

… in his photographic metaforizaciones he frames things of a singular symmetry or causes that we pay attention to simple displacements, in points of view that modify the real thing…
Cristian Caujolle emphasizes that in the work of Madoz it is articulated by deceptive objects that behind their habitual appearance, the one that we recognize (on, a glove, a match, a cane, a balance, a pencil, etc.), because are to us familiar, hide a surprise that produces a new sensation that it prevents to consider the photographies like dead natures.
Photographic metaforizaciones indeed.
posted by illovich at 8:54 PM on June 28, 2007


Reminds me of Michiko Kon. Those images are a bit hard to see, but they are made almost entirely of fish.
posted by johngumbo at 10:06 PM on June 28, 2007


It's like he dropped the art, and it broke, so he tried to replace it with intellectualism. In other words, it didn't do much for me. Nice quality photography, though.
posted by humblepigeon at 12:40 AM on June 29, 2007


FYI: I am pretty sure Chema shot these on 6x6 film using a Hasselblad (and mostly natural light)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chema_Madoz
posted by magullo at 4:13 AM on June 29, 2007


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