Galería Elvira González is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe. La mirada de Pedro Almodovar by the US artist Robert Mapplethorpe. Undertaken by Pedro Almódovar, the selection features 31 photographs from different periods spanning from 1976 to 1989, in silver gelatin and dye transfer colour prints.
The exhibition is included within the Off Photoespaña Festival 2011. For this exhibition Galería Elvira González has invited the Spanish filmmaker to cast his particular gaze over the work of Mapplethorpe from various different angles, conceiving the show as a set of groups of images dialoguing with each other.
Almodóvar’s gaze has focused primarily on the human body and the geometry of the space surrounding it. Like Mapplethorpe himself, the film director views flower compositions, nudes and still lifes as the ultimate expression of the concept of beauty.