José Díaz at The Goma

Artist: José Díaz

Exhibition title: La mañana

Venue: The Goma, Madrid, Spain

Date: November 15, 2018 – January 19, 2019

Photography: Roberto Ruíz / all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and The Goma, Madrid

“After dreaming; the unfocused ceiling, between pillows and flat worlds. An abstraction against the light. Just as I make it out, it fades away. Consciousness has still not kicked in. Almost a floor, almost a wall, almost a corner. A line, a second and the morning hack. Toothpaste, gel, circular movements, foam, solid, solid in the faucet. Time has passed, there is always something that fades away. Brick red, earth red, twilight red, the sky on the right of the sky on the left and in the middle the sky in stereo. Signs that things happen, the kind of signs, through violence, through time, that are erased, or flattened, others expanded to create boundaries, others smell like mint, others taste like strawberry, others leap and fade away. From the tube of Signal, over 5 rooftops, to the papers I signed and then to the garland of lights. It’s almost that, similar, but always changing. It’s in a nightclub, in a bed behind the smoke, it’s in deformity and it’s among the drums”

José Díaz (Madrid, 1981) graduated with a BA in Fine Art and an MA in Art and Creation from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. His work has been exhibited this year at Generaciones (La Casa Encendida, Madrid) and at Glutinum Mundi (Sala Rekalde, Bilbao). Also worth underscoring are such previous projects as Promotora (Can Felipa, Barcelona, 2017), Retroalimentación (Sala de Arte Joven de la Comunidad de Madrid, 2014), Sin Motivo Aparente (CA2M, 2013, Madrid), Iceberg ( Matadero, Madrid, 2012) and Inéditos ( La Casa Encendida, Madrid, 2012). His work is currently on view in Querer parecer noche, the exhibition at Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo. La mañana is the artist’s third exhibition at The Goma.

José Díaz, La mañana, 2018, exhibition view, The Goma, Madrid

José Díaz, Signal2018, Oil on linen, 195 x 150 cm

José Díaz, La mañana, 2018, exhibition view, The Goma, Madrid

José Díaz, La mañana, 2018, exhibition view, The Goma, Madrid

José Díaz, Sensodyne2018, Oil on linen, 195 x 162 cm

José Díaz, La mañana, 2018, exhibition view, The Goma, Madrid

José Díaz, La mañana, 2018, exhibition view, The Goma, Madrid

José Díaz, Vaper2018, Oil on linen, 162 x 130 cm

José Díaz, Alienation from Self2018, Oil on linen, 195 x 150 cm

José Díaz, La mañana, 2018, exhibition view, The Goma, Madrid

José Díaz, Alienation from Self2018, Oil on linen, 195 x 150 cm

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