Exhibition of portraits ‘Viejos’
The Sant Jaume 72 exhibition hall in Santa Eulària des Riu will host the ‘Viejos‘ portrait exhibition between October 15 and November 21, which seeks to bring old age closer to the viewer through the gaze of photographers Patricia Ramaer, José del Río Mons, Juan Barte and Javier Rayón. This joint exhibition, which can be visited in the morning (10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) and in the afternoon (4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.), will feature the contribution of texts by renowned Spanish writers such as Ignacio Gómez de Liaño, Luis Alberto de Cuenca and José Mateos.
Despite having four very different styles, Ibiza has united the work of these four photography professionals when it comes to immortalizing elderly people. Old age has come to the fore as a result of the pandemic generated by Covid-19. However, the exhibition sheds light on photographs taken over several different decades with the intention of “conveying a concept and stimulating the viewer.”
Patricia Ramer has worn a camera around her neck for 45 years. Her work has been published in magazines such as Elle, Fonk, Quote or Seasons, among others, and her work is hung in private collections in Europe, South Africa and North America.
José del Río Mons has developed his work in the world of advertising in New York since 1981. He has collaborated with national and international agencies as a photographer and producer of advertising spots. His personal album is a collection of portraits of characters from the world of art and literature, as well as landscapes and images of the travels he has made during his life. He is passionate about poetry and has published several books, in which he has illustrated poems by Spanish writers with photos. He has exhibited in galleries in Santander, Barcelona, Madrid, Tunisia and Ibiza.
Javier Rayón is a multidisciplinary author who practices music, photography, writing and engineering. Defender of direct and honest photography, without artifice, especially in portraits, a speciality that stands out among his favourites. Rayón has carried out photographic projects portraying entire communities such as La Finca Roja or Villar de Samaniego, a project in which he portrayed all the residents of this town in full and from which the photographs on display come.
Juan Barte began his career as a photographer in 2014. His work establishes an interesting connection with the past, devoid of nostalgia, with the intention of highlighting aspects that are absent in our present. Barte’s work has appeared in specialized media and has exhibited in galleries and institutions. He is also the coordinator of the Photobook Club Madrid.