AKA is an hybrid art space: a galery, a tattoo piercing and body-modification atelier. Today starts an exhibtion you should not miss if you are in Berlin. Francisco Gomez de Villaboa´s “Dreaming”. August 17th. 2012/8pm at AKA Berlin.
“Dreaming” is composed of a series of pictures published in Xauart magazine called surreal dreams and some pieces of the series “Iconophilia”.
In these pictures Gomez de Villaboa explores the importance of lighting. Having been strongly influenced by Baroque and Renaissance paintings. As a result, he created modified iconic characters taken from history or legends. Relating to these pieces, his path of using different approaches and inspirational stories in his project, revealed itself to him. A very wide range of different people and their various facets manage to provide the artist with many stimuli and emotions.
In this projects Gomez de Villaboa count with a great team divided between Berlin and London. On this pictures Gomez de Villaboa wants to remark the extraordinary work of Hermes Pittakos making the prosthetics and making real such characters.
It is a must from Gomez de Villaboa to thanks the collaboration and help of Asun Valero y Guille Chipironet coordinating and publishing the “Surreal Dreams” and to thanks to model like Chema Buburuxu, Lahara and Irish Schifestain for letting us use her amazing art pieces for this projects.
Francisco Gomez de Villaboa´s “Dreaming” an exhibtion
Start August 17th 2012 8pm at AKA Berlin
Pflügerstrasse 6, Berlin, Germany 12047 +49 30/56735422 www.akaberlin.com
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The artist says: Born in the Cadiz, 1984 (South of Spain). My interest in photography began after studied graphic design at the Visual Art College in Spain and worked as a graphic designer for five years in Newspapers and Communication medias. Then I decided to move to London and further my studies by gaining a National Diploma in Photography in Tower Hamlets College during the last two years. Over all this time I have worked in Fashion in different countries but I focused my skills in my projects developed a great understanding of photography and a intense interest in project histories, emotions, ideas and anything beyond the usual standard of photography.”
Publishing of the first Book “Iconophilia” with two collections inside in conjunction
Featured in Uncertain States, international photography newspaper publicised the pictures included in
the exhibition and book, February 2012.
“Paper lashes” competition – first prize in the category “Forest”, exhibited at London Fashion Week,
Tower Hamlets College, Shadwell Centre Hall, January – March 2012.
“Believe in me” Exhibition at “The Joiners Art Space”, November 2011, London.
“Antagony” Series of pictures exhibited in Union, February 2011, London.
CAEC collective exhibition, 19-25 March 2012, Cadiz, Spain.
Departure, June 2011, London.
Barbican Gallery, Christmas Bazar, December 2010, London.
Exhibition “Papalates” for Charity, May 2009, Cadiz, Spain.