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The art of Iñigo Navarro (Madrid-Spain, 1977) is a reflection on experience and memory, which is embodied in each of his creations. As a figurative artist, Navarro seeks to capture the essence of the real, the tangible, but also the intangible, what is felt and lived in each moment.

Navarro starts from the performative, which implies that his work is generated through action, through the direct intervention of the artist in the creative process. In this way, his work is a trace of his experience, of his presence in the world.

The philosophical element is also present in his work, as Navarro seeks to investigate the nature of experience, the relationship between the human being and the world around him.

Navarro's influences are diverse and broad, ranging from the literature of authors such as Fante, Gonzo, Bukowski, Kerouac, Ginsberg and Delillo, to the cinema of Tarkovsky and the painting of Velázquez and Rivera. These influences are reflected in his work in different ways, either in the Theme, in the technique or in the style.

The creative process is another fundamental element in Navarro's work. As an artist, he shows a clear interest in the path, in the process of creation, which becomes an experience in itself. In this sense, his art is a process of discovery, exploration and experimentation, which materializes in each work.

Finally, Navarro's art seeks to escape from the conceptual, from preconceived ideas and stereotypes, and to explore a new territory between the conceptual and the formal, between the playful and the pessimistic. His work is a constant search for the tension between these elements, which makes it a unique and shocking experience for the viewer. In short, Iñigo Navarro's work is an invitation to explore the human experience from an artistic and philosophical perspective, through the figure and the image.

Iñigo Navarro Exhibition