Natura sacra

"Our Surroundings" by Jordi Ortiz dialogues with Artur Ramon Art works

10th November, 2022 - 22nd December, 2022

These are not images covered in gold, like archaic figures; rather, the gold reflects them, lights them up and blinds them. Holy waves, holy rocks, holy trees and holy clouds invoked, perhaps, with the same primitive fervour, but which manifest themselves only with the gold kept inside. I am not sure that we might not say that the gold represents the images in the manner of prints of lustre and shiny space that spread before us foam and rocks, branches and clouds like fervent liturgies of light.

Perejaume, Sants (fragment)

Tarragona, 1957.

He lives and works in Barcelona as a graphic designer and photographer. In 1980 he opened the Galería Déco in Tarragona and a year later he participated with Chantal Grande and David Balsells in the opening of the Galería Forvm. Since 1981 he has worked as a freelance photographer and in 1988 he began his career as a graphic designer. In 1991, with Patxi Solà, he opened a studio specializing in the design of art books. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Forvm Foundation for Photography.

As a photographer he has participated in several individual and group exhibitions: Galeria Déco, Tarragona; Photo Center Toni Prim, Lleida; “Echos d’Espagne”, Merignac (Bordeaux); “Contemporary art”, Maison Gibert (Lézignan-Corbières); Fundació Forvm de Tarragona, within the framework of the SCAN festival; “Poetic disruptions around Ricarda”, Barcelona; Modern Art Museum of Tarragona, Tarragona; Les Bernardes, Contemporary Culture Space, Salt (Girona); Vallgrassa Experimental Center of the Arts, Parc del Garraf, Begues.
Some of his photographs are preserved in the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris, the Forvm Foundation in Tarragona, the Museum of Modern Art in Tarragona, and in several private collections.