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Spanish photographer Chema Madoz, most known for his black-and-white surrealist photographs, will exhibit a selection of these at Nişantaşı’s Milli Reasürans Art Gallery.
Madrid-born Madoz is considered to be one of the leading figures of Spanish contemporary photography. He most commonly photographs items or people taken out of their context of reality and, usually through humour, transforms them to different contexts. In this way, he attempts to redefine his own relationship with his immediate surroundings.
The notions of strangeness and familiarity are intertwined in his photography. Strangeness because, at first glance, his works shock and surprise the viewer. Familiarity because of the instantly recognisable references he uses. These two characteristics contribute to opening an interesting dialogue between the viewer and the photographs.