Aitor Ortiz

Beyond documentary photography of architecture and industry, and asserting the dilution factor and transmutation of reality that is associated with photographic representation, Aitor Ortiz works with space, architecture and object as starting elements to a number of visual and cognitive unknowns.

He is interested in raising a series of dilemmas between representation and interpretation (perception) and establishes a relationship between the content of his images, the physical properties of the materials on which his works are reproduced, and their place in the exhibition space. Therefore, Aitor Ortiz establishes a broad spectrum of relationships between photographed places, the conscious and unconscious mechanisms involved in the process of image manipulation: the eye (interpretation, frame, contextualization…), the camera (focus, blur, optical distortion, motion transmission…), and the brain (the limitations of an imperfect device in the interpretation of data and empirical skills: experience, concept association…) that culminate in the exhibition space, where physical experience again transcends the content of his photographs as part of a process of constant interaction between representation and the spectator’s perception.

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