Cristóbal Hara / Vegap. Cuenca, aprox. 1973.
Born in Madrid in 1946, Cristóbal Hara lived through big part of his infancy between the Philippines, Germany, the United States and Spain. His first black and white photos had strong characteristics documentary makers without being protagonists the topics in his work, but the photographic language in itself.
In 1985 he decides to photograph to color, never using again the white person and black in his work. His photos cross the wall between the reality and the fiction and we stay without knowing which of the two is true. Perhaps that's why it is so difficult to characterize his work, It will always do it breaks barriers and penetrates limits, allowing us to see the ambiguous side of all the things. Also it is capable of painting the portrait of the Spanish identity like nobody, stopping in the big children details of the humanity.
His first exhibition Three Photographers was organized by the Victory and Albert Museum of London in 1974. Of his works we can highlight exhibitions of art, but also books as Vanitas (1999) that received the Award to the Best Book of Photo of the year in PhotoEspaña 1999.
His work is present in the following national and international public institutions: Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Victory and Albert Museum (London), The Art Institute of Chicago, National museum Center of Contemporary art Queen Sophia (Madrid), Valencian Institute of Modern art (Valencia), Abstract Art museum (Cuenca), Fogg Museum (Cambridge) and Fundació Vila Casas (Barcelona).
The exhibition in the Gallery Marlborough goes of September 10 – October 10. Gallery Marlborough in Orfila 5 of Madrid.
Cristóbal Hara / Vegap. The Almarcha, 1978.
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