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October 2011

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As an artist, I look for this kind of drama by Raul Gomez Valverde. Stills from digital animation, 2011

As an artist, I look for this kind of drama (ventana244) by Raul Gomez Valverde.

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Project supported by the Spanish Ministry of Culture

Ministerio de Cultura

ventana244 Art Gallery is delighted to present the exhibition 2010-2030, which includes a single piece by Raul Gomez Valverde entitled “As an artist, I look for this kind of drama.” This work is a computer-generated simulation of the gallery, lit according to the solar trajectory of March 12, 2030, the day Gomez Valverde turns 50 and achieves “his fulfillment as an artist.” From 2010 to 2030, he will develop a series of videos displaying how sunlight affects exhibition spaces —from sunrise to sunset—, on that specific date. Since the artist expects to live 100 years, the chosen day coincides also with the midpoint of his life.

Raul Gomez Valverde received an MA from Central Saint Martins College in London and an MFA from School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York on a Fulbright Scholarship. His work has been displayed in New York (Window to Spain; Region 0, 2011), Madrid (PhotoEspaña, 2010), Barcelona (Foment de les Arts i del Disseny, 2009), Milan (Instituto Cervantes, 2009) and London (Royal College of Art, 2007) amongst others. He teaches at the SVA Fine Arts Department in New York. gomezvalverde.com