Román Yñán / the Gallery

Openhouse Project exhibitions #2 : photography : roman yñan

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Openhouse project is proud to present our second photography exhibition “hola me llamos Román, y hago fotos a mi familia” (hi, my name is Román, and I take photos of my family). with wonderfully intimate work will open on the 14th of february at 8pm, then after will be viewing by appointment only, where you can even see the exhibition guided by Román himself. we look forward to seeing you at the opening or soon after

Openhouse Gallery presents a selection of photographs from the Familiar Series, which Román Yñán has made about his daily life with his wife Sonia, and his chidren, Tomás and Elsa.

Through the example of his own family, Román suggests a photographic research about the family in a universal sense, which is something that we all recognize and experience in one way or another.

Román Yñán, brings to the field of artistic photography a kind of image which is very close to the so called amateur photography, because taking pictures of our loved ones is something everyone does in a very spontaneous way. The photographer also adds a conceptual work and a very clear exploratory intention. He does this with his wife´s complicity and with his medium format camara, which gives a very meditated and cared character to the images.

The camera is a full member of the family, going unnoticed most of the time or inviting the other members to participate in an amusing familiar theater. He observes his family through the camera, in some ocations from an ironic distance, the one from which someone would take, that observes the family from far away, and in other ocassions getting very close to the most intimate sphere of his daily life.

To set up this exhibition, more than 30 photographs in different formats (many photos not seen before) have been selected from Roman´s large work, and a collection of archive photos.

We´re also going to have some “open days”, that we will announce with sufficient time, where Román Yñán will be at Openhouse with his family for anyone who wants to take a pictures with them, see how he works and participate in something similar to a familiar performance. (diario fotográfico con más de 5.000 fotos)

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