Richard Learoyd

Exhibition in Madrid. Fundación MAPFRE Bárbara de Braganza Exhibition Hall


Richard Learoyd is one of the great contemporary photographers of our times. There are certain hallmarks to his work that make it truly stand out. He takes photographs with his own homemade large format camera obscura. Much of his work is of men and women appearing lost in thought yet exuding a notable strength. He provides no context for these figures that appear suspended in space with no reference to time or place and which demand our utmost concentration. Learoyd also focuses his attention on landscapes and still lifes within these same parameters, with a distinctive gaze, often the result of the artisanal process that each of his works involves. Sobriety and intensity go hand in hand in his work.

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Bárbara de Braganza Exhibition Hall. Bárbara de Braganza, 13. 28004 Madrid

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This exhibition organized by Fundación MAPFRE and curated by Sandra Phillips presents Richard Learoyd at the height of his career, through a selection of 51 works in color and black and white that reveal his best work spanning over a decade. The exhibition also includes one of the landscapes taken in Spain (in Lanzarote), commissioned by Fundación MAPFRE and which is included in the Foundation's Photography Collection, which now includes two more of the artist's pieces.

After passing through our exhibition hall in Barcelona and the Fotomuseum Den Haag in The Hague, the exhibition arrives in Madrid where it can be visited until May 24, 2020.

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Horse Head, 2012

Richard Learoyd
Horse Head, 2012
© Richard Learoyd. Courtesy of the artist and of the Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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