The metaphor is part of what is being mythologized in this photographic ensemble, a collection of images which tell of a hidden reality, leading towards a place "where the myths are not just persons, but also places and objects."
Sex as a starting point in a world detached from the author, which acts as a narrator and in which the final result sought by the artist is always the same: an instant of visual sensitivity.
A pure narrative exercise, writing down what he feels at every given moment and describing what he's writing about with every image, thereby managing to be unsettling without being explicit, by photographing what is not there, what is missing.
That absence and that silence, resulting in something as close as personal relationships, is the narrative expression the author is looking for.
"Fragrance of Morphine" sees an increase of narrative tension”.
This tension can be observed in the way the personalities are approached, anonymously, many of them undefined sexually, eschewing established norms and offering an unlimited interpretative field that's portrayed naturally and on a tangible level.
A silent theatre in which the photographic "moment" approximates the magic of literature, allowing the spectator the opportunity to create his or her own descriptive composition of each story, of each moment, of each sensation.
Raul Urbina Alvarez SPAIN
Born in Madrid, 1978
100 Años de Aviación PhotoEspaña 2019
Botanic Nights PhotoEspaña2019
FLECHA Contemporary Art Fair
Inmensa Luz , Naves de Gamazo Sede Fundación ENAIRE Spain
EVOLUCIONARIOS PhotoEspaña 2018 Cervantes Institute Madrid
FLECHA Contemporary Art Fair
Inmensa Luz Milan Cervantes InstituteItaly
ESTAMPA Contemporary Art Fair Luis Burgos Art Gallery
Inmensa Luz Roma Cervantes Institute Italy
Morphine Fragrance Gallery Luis Burgos PhotoEspaña 201
I´ll stop the wind from blowing Amós Salvador Room, Logroño
Inmensa Luz Palermo Cervantes Institute Italy
Inmensa Luz Naples Cervantes Institute Italy
National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessing Photography Prize, Final jury selection
The sound of silence Patio Herreriano Art Museum Valladolid
ENAIRE Photo Award´16 Spanish Art Foundation
Photo Award Exhibition ENAIRE Las Arquerías Room Madrid
Arte Otro Johnny Cool Gallery Madrid
ARCO’16, with Gallery Carles Taché Contemporary Art Fair in Madrid
Vaiven, in FMoPA , The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa Florida, USA
Photographic Elegy, Carles Taché Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Barcelona
La Oficina de San Jerónimo, Matadero Eduardo Arroyo Selection
I´ll stop the wind from blowing, Igualada FineArt, Spain
True Black and White, SegoviaPhotoSegovia
(DES)NUDOS, Johnny Cool Gallery, Madrid
NIKON PHOTO AWARD ’15 , Portrait Categorie
Vaiven, New York Cervantes Intitute, New York, USA
Vaiven, Alburquerque Cervantes Intitute, New México, USA
I’ll stop the wind from blowing, Díaz Caneja Foundation, Palencia, Spain
Chicago, Mediadvance Gallery, Gijón
I´ll stop the wind from blowing, POLAROID Gallery, Cádiz, Spain
El copiador de Sueños, PHOTOESPAÑA’14, Madrid
True Black and White, ZamoraPhoto Fair, Zamora, Spain
NIKON PHOTO AWARD ’14 , Accesit Portrait Categorie
I’ll stop the wind from blowing, PHOTOESPAÑA’13, Tabacalera Room, Solo Exhibition
Open the new exhibition room “La fragua” in colaboration with Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain
Spain-USA: Six visual Journey, PHOTOWEEK DC´13, Washington, USA
NIKON PHOTO AWARD ’13, Portrait Categorie
Railways Photo Award´13, Railways Spanish Photograpy Foundation, Madrid
air_port_photo, PHOTOESPAÑA 2012 Villanueva Palace, Madrid
V International María Jové Art Prize, Finalist Selection
Madrid from the center 1908-2008, Madrid Town Hall room, Madrid
Double Space, Terminal T2 Madrid Airport, Madrid
· INECO – TIFSA Photo Award, Special Mention Jury Prize
· AENA Art Foundation Photo Award 2007, 1st Accesit
· No Ticket No Exit, City Fair, Canal de Isabel II Room, Madrid
ENAIRE Foundation, Public Art Collection, Madrid, Spain
Ministry of Fomento of Spain, Public art Collection, Madrid, Spain
Mediavance Collection, Private Collection, Gijon, Spain
Espacio Raw, Private Collection, Madrid, Spain
FMoPA, Tampa Florida, USA
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