“Dopo Roma” captures subjects outside roman clubs as parties begin to slowly wind down. Placing the main concern on a scene as unfavorable as familiar, the series of images explore on how these environments can become a key element when building teenage identity. The conventional studio photography techniques are taken out of context to new complex scenarios in which calm and inspiration are supplanted by the hostile and clamorous sorroundigs of the club. In front of the lens the subjects improvise, based on the issues which they themselves decide to show or omit. Thus, each portrait shows a two-fold reality halfway between the portraying act as we understand it and the accidental honesty of the messages conveyed by the appearance, body language and attitudes of the subject.
Born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in 1984, Jesús Madriñán studied Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona before moving to the UK and gaining an MA in Photography at Central Saint Martins. Jesús Madriñán has shown his work in several solo exhibitions such as “En Branco”, Auditorio de Galicia, “Looking for Something”, We Are Arts Gallery, London, “Good Night London”, OCEMX, México and CCE Uruguay. Also his work has been included in numerous group exhibitions throughout several institutions and museums such as MACUF (La Coruña), Mall Galleries (London), MuVIM, (Valencia), Splashlight Studios, (New York), Centre of Contemporary Art Addaya (Mallorca) and London College of Communication. Among others, Jesus Madriñán, has been awarded with the 2nd Portrait Prize in the International Photography Awards 2011, the OCEMX Award from the Spanish Embassy in Mexico, the eCREA Prize in the EMERGENT International Visual Arts Festival 2011 and the Laszlo Foundation Prize of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (UK). Also, Jesús Madriñán has shown his work in the portfolio viewing of the Photomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland) and in publications such as The New York Times Magazine.