Human "10"

Bárbara Traver

Year:

2016

Media:

Photography

Size (cm):

51 x 38, 5 x 2

London 2019
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Human "110"

Bárbara Traver

Year:

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Media:

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Size (cm):

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Human "1000"

Bárbara Traver

Year:

2016

Media:

Photography

Size (cm):

51 x 38'5 x 2

London 2019

Biography

I was born in Madrid in 1992. Since I was nine years old I have lived in several places in Spain and abroad. In 2014 I came to Valencia to study at the school Espai d'art fotogràfic and finalized in 2017 with the Master in Photography: Creation and Production. At the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, I was residing in Madrid (Spain) to take the course "Creativity and strategies in contemporary photography" at the EFTI school, taught by Javier Vallhonrat. I currently reside in London.

I have done collective exhibitions in the Gallery Cero (Spain, 2014) or in the gallery Officine Fotografiche (Rome, 2016). I won several competitions such as the Nikon Photo Contest (Japan, 2015) or the one of Photo Festival Benidorm Portrait (Spain, 2017). Finally, I published my first photo book "Portrait", won the EFTI's grant at the ArtPhotoBcn festival (Spain, 2017), I was invited as an artist in the work "A parallel world" (Spain, 2017) curated by Joan Fontcuberta and I have participated in several fairs such as Emerging Art # 3 + 1 or Photobook Festival (Spain, 2017).

In my work I speak from my experiences and the trauma, being this intimate and suggested where the image goes beyond, leaving it to the free interpretation of the spectator. I pretend to show a reality that is hidden in our inner self, is a form of reflection and contained catharsis. The introspection is a source of inspiration for my work.

Project

"Human" is a photography series composed of different individuals where the face is hidden by different elements. Each person is close to my environment, which is why each element represents this. The choice of each of these is based on the first impression that the person generated me. 

With this series, I show the prejudices that we make before the evident, the criticism without having sufficient foundations. We catalog the people we meet in our day, putting labels on them and forgetting about their complexity. I intend to create restlessness, to make us ask ourselves that it is hiding behind and wanting to investigate more in the totally anonymous portrait for the viewer. Prejudice marks us of life and we forget that in the end, we are all human.

Bárbara Traver

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