Landnemar – photography exhibition by Álvaro Sánchez-Montañés

Tonight, 16th April 2018 at 19h, opening of photography exhibition “Landnemar” by Álvaro Sánchez-Montañés, Dom Omladine Beograda, Makedonska 22

Born in Madrid in 1973, where he completed his studies.
Had his work exhibited in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Bilbao, London, Mexico City, New York…
Recipient of significant awards for his photography, such as Epson Photography Award 2009, International Photo Award 2009, Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña 2010, Fundación AENA 2012, the highest place for photography award Fundació Vila Casas 2018.
His works have been included in numerous publications and are part of many private collections.
He is living and working in Barcelona.

As if you were asleep… And dreaming a single dream…
Always the same one… For years.
One island, new experience, familiar feeling…
It is a far-away place.
It looks ideal as a place to run away from everything, to disappear.
And then to find yourself again.

It stealthily creeps under your skin and becomes the life you start loving.

Landnemar is made of rare settlements, solitary houses, endless deserted roads, lonely shops, signs that lead nowhere…
Aesthetics of the derelict. Minimalistic villages for minimalistic landscapes.

Landnemar is both winter and the heat. The land of ice and of volcanoes, of snow and lava. Infinite plains, frozen landscapes, immense deserts, frozen roads. The nature that is giving, but also taking away; the one that refuses to destroy us.

Landnemar is peace. The sea of silence. The harmony between man and nature. Surrender as the only way to live in harmony with oneself, and with nature.

Landnemar are the first settlers. Rare dwellers. Centuries later, the island without people.

Landnemar is Iceland.

Landnemar is a unique journey of Álvaro Sánchez-Montañés.

Curated by: Ana Šćepanović
Translated by: Mirjana Kosić