‘CLOSER’ Mellado exhibition in Spain

José María Mellado has opened last October 26th at the Andalusian Centre of Photography his new exhibition ‘C L O S E R’, a project he is being working on for the last few years and where, not forgetting the base of his most well known images –those of Landscape- he does a daring interpretation of it, exploring his most intimate -and closer- profile.

The exhibition will be travelling to Granada next January 2016 and will follow to other Spanish provinces.

 

This abstraction about landscape has led Mellado to reflect honestly on the origin of what urges him to photograph unusual, strange and spectacular places where he pursues the punctum, the hidden soul, the atmosphere that interprets a work giving it a clearly defined, internationally renowned character.
Today, after reviewing his motivations, he finds a close, minimalist and intimate approach in his inner condition and in the landscape itself that surrounds his work. From the general to the specific vision to achieve the photographed object in the less is more concept he is seeking.
As a good photographer, he has found in the vast solitude of the landscape the grandeur of simplicity’s poetry, with both the nudity of the body in an intimate space and that of the soul in an open setting he encloses, in order to find the reason of his search. And, most probably with no immediate answer, his work still is a work in progress that prompts us to keep searching in the next landscapes proposed by the artist.
C L O S E R starts its touring in Almería and will be later exhibited in different venues over the country.
Pablo Juliá
Director of the Andalusian Centre of Photography

 

THE BOOK

C L O S E R

The book

 

The new photographs of José María Mellado collected in the book CLOSER, his most intimate vision of the landscape.

Mellado has become one of the most distinguished photographers on the current contemporary Spanish art scene, and his works are exhibited in museums around the world. Coinciding with the publication of the book, Mellado begins an exhibition with the same name, which will be traveling throughout Spain for at least two years.

In this book we find the Mellado’s most intimate work and without forgetting his particular vision of the landscape. This work will become essential within the extraordinary photographic vision of José María Mellado, in a very careful edition, in hardcover and the highest quality paper, which will delight photography lovers of all levels.

 

PRESENTATION IN MADRID. Reina Sofía Museum

COMPRAR LIBRO

SELECTION OF WORK

C L O S E R

Selección de obra

 

Producción

This exhibition consists of 46 pieces with a format between 150×100 and 225×150 cm. They have been printed directly on Dibond with an Arizona machine and outdoor inks thanks to the collaboration of Canon. The result is extreme durability and allows unprotected display so there are no unwanted reflections or glare.

 

THE EXHIBITION

ITINERANCIES

CÓRDOBA

CÓRDOBA. Teatro Cómico

April 9, 2021 – May 23, 2021

Exhibition montage

ALMERÍA

ALMERÍA. Centro Andaluz de la Fotografía

October 26, 2015 – January 10, 2016

Exhibition montage

 

Guided visit

 

Inauguration

GRANADA

GRANADA. Centro cultural CajaGranada 

January 28 – April 3, 2016

Inauguration

CÁDIZ

CÁDIZ. Museo de Cádiz

November 24, 2016 – February 5, 2017

Inauguration

 


 

SEVILLA

SEVILLA. Casa de la Provincia.

April 28 – June 11, 2017

Inaguration

GIJÓN

GIJÓN. Barjola Museum

November 10, 2017 – January 21, 2018

MEDIA

MEDIA

Interview in Canal Sur Radio, broadcast on april 12, 2021 (from minute 48’21” – 56’23”)

https://www.canalsur.es/radio/programas/canal-sur-mediodia-almeria/detalle/2406153.html?video=1701888

Interview of the program “Al Sur” of Radio Televisión de Andalucía, broadcast on January 13, 2016.

PRESS

– El día de Córdoba (09 April, 2021)

La Bienal de Fotografía de Córdoba muestra el alma escondida de los lugares insólitos retratados por José María Mellado en ‘Closer’ (eldiadecordoba.es)

Un recorrido por la exposición ‘Closer’, de José María Mellado (eldiadecordoba.es)

– Diario de Córdoba (09 Abril, 2021)
José María Mellado ahonda en el perfil más íntimo del paisaje – Diario Córdoba (diariocordoba.com)

– Europa Press (09 Abril, 2021)
El Centro Andaluz de la Fotografía participa en la bienal de Córdoba con la exposición ‘Closer’, de José María Mellado (europapress.es)

– Cordópolis (09 Abril, 2021)
‘Closer’: el rostro del paisaje urbano, según José María Mellado (eldiario.es)

– ABC (09 Abril, 2021)
Bienal de la Fotografía de Córdoba | ‘Shooting’, huella del hombre en el paisaje de José María Mellado (abc.es)

– Córdoba Buenas Noticias (09 Abril, 2021)
La exposición ‘Closer’, de José María Mellado participará en la XVII Bienal Internacional de Fotografía de Córdoba (cordobabn.com)

– Sierra de Cádiz Informa(09 Abril, 2021)
‘Closer’: el rostro del paisaje urbano, según José María Mellado (sierradecadizinforma.es)

– Gente Digital (Córdoba, 9 de abril de 2021)
El Centro Andaluz de la Fotografía participa en la bienal con la exposición ‘Closer’, de José María Mellado (gentedigital.es)

– Diario de Almería (10 Abril, 2021)
Las fotografías de José María Mellado llegan al Teatro Cómico de Córdoba (diariodealmeria.es)

– Ideal (10 Abril, 2021)
Cultura en Almería | El CAF participa en la XVII Bienal Internacional de Córdoba con ‘Closer’, de José María Mellado | Ideal

– Córdoba Hoy (11 Abril, 2021)
“Reivindico el móvil como herramienta para hacer una fotografía que puede estar en una exposición” (cordobahoy.es)

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