To Dream, to Collect


Patrik Grijalvo

1984 Bilbao, Spain

1 Works exhibited

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  • About the Artist
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Patrik Grijalvo was born in Bilbao in 1984 and studied Fine Arts, specializing in audiovisual image and photography at the University of the Basque Country.

To make the work owe only itself to itself is an old ideal of modern art: to cut the ties that bind it to natural reality and let it stand, all contained within its pure limits. To take up this venerable pretension without falling into abstraction and, moreover, to do it from the photographic medium seems almost impossible. But Patrik Grijalvo has found a way to shore up the autonomy of his images. In this way, weakening their link with the real referent -without losing it- and vindicating their condition of object.

In his hands they become sculptures: pieces of a delicate and subtle volume, achieved by a serene composition of planes. The result, far from being capricious or redundant, transmits a harmonious sensation of necessity. The artist does not impose on the images any three-dimensional form, at his whim, but builds it from the attributes of the photographic surface. One of the peculiarities of photography is the focus, which forces to discriminate areas of variable sharpness and, therefore, to mark the various depth planes.

Patrik Grijalvo’s works are part of multiple art collections such as: Het Wilde Weten- Rotterdam, Fundación Bilbao Arte – Bilbao, Fundación Athletic Club Fundazioa, Diputación Foral de Bizkaia, Spain, among other private foundations around the world.

  • Best young artist SWAB collection Mango (2017) 
  • Best concept SWAB collection Marset (2017)

Works by Patrik Grijalvo

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