“Tropical Ornament” consists of a first stage of documentation of historical images from Miamiʼs photographic archive, focusing on historical images from the local press, which seeks the process of construction and change of a city that seems dedicated to leisure. A second image is constructed in study, with objects related to the image that the city projects abroad. With the representation of these objects is portrayed the character of a place where everything is facade and nothing seems to be real. The relationship between reality and fiction and its representation are the concepts on which this project is based.
Born in Madrid, in 1977 and graduated from the Royal College of Art (London) MA Fine Art. He has exhibited in institutions as the Photographerʼs Gallery and Christieʼs Gallery in London, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Tabacalera, MACUF, Centro Centro and Centro de Arte Alcobendas. International group shows and Art Fairs like ARCO, MadridPhoto, SWAB or the London Art Fair and festivals like Photoespaña. Residencies include fellowships at Spanish Academy in Rome, South Florida Art Center, la Filature in France, and the Young Artists in Residence Program in Málaga. He has been awarded in contests as Circuitos de Artes Plásticas de la Comunidad de Madrid, INJUVE, the prestigious Purificación García Photography contest, FreshFaced+WildEyed, among others. He has work in public and private collections.