Alex Llovet, Barcelona, 1974.
"He tenido que recorrer medio mundo para entender que lo que quería fotografiar está alrededor de mi casa."
He studied Humanities at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Cinema at the Escola de Cinema Independent de Barcelona (ECIB) and Photography at the Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya (IEFC). He has written and directed various short films, has published photographs in a number of specialised magazines and newspapers, and has taken part in many individual and collective exhibitions, in places like Fundació Joan Miró, Galeria Víctor Lope, Galeria Senda or Revela-T Festival. He has won several prizes and mentions, and he has published two books.
In 2001 he became Profesor Manso and created the band The Pinker Tones with Mr. Furia. Since then they have released a number of albums, books and soundtracks, and have travelled the five continents performing.
Project: Faraway So Close
Year: 2014 - 2015
Formats: 16 x 24 cm - Series of 10
40 x 60 cm - Series of 8
80 x 120 cm - Series of 3
Signed by the author.
This is the diary of a journey. In 2009 I became a father. Overnight, and with no idea of what was in store, I saw my wife give birth to our first daughter. A deep love towards that tiny person slowly inundated my life. But the stronger the light, the darker are the shadows, and becoming a father sent me back to dark episodes of my own childhood. You cannot be a father without the memory of being a son, so five years later, I aim to fuse these two roles through photography in the search for my own identity: I go into the woods, sometimes alone, sometimes with my daughter, because that is where my memories lie, and where realities resonate as distant in time and space as they are near emotionally. And this exercise inevitably describes the limits between reality and fiction (like my pictures, some of them “found” and some “staged”), because the passing of time pushes the truth into forgetfulness and maximizes the imagination.
"This is a passionately personal book and that's all to the good. The simple images come from the heart, a place where I feel the best work usually comes from. There is no clever artifice here, just pictures that hum with promise."
"His images are always quiet and serene but at the same time intriguing and expressive, inviting us to debate and discover the meanings of the scene. Alex’s images are multi-layered and every time we go back to them we will uncover hidden surprises."
All copies are printed on art-quality stucco paper and with light-stable pigmented inks guaranteed to last over 75 years. With natural Hahnemühle paper, 100% cotton or fibre and acid-free, which guarantee permanence and provide an unbeatable finish.
Certificate of Authenticity
All Fifty Dots work prints of any size are numbered, belong to a limited series and are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity with the express consent of the author.