RUBEN RAMOS BALSA
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"VASO", 2005.
Fotografía. 55 x 54 cms. Edición 3.


Untitled, 2005.
Fotografía. 60 x 80 cms. Edición 3.

"Vasos en mesas con sillas".
Solo exhibition at Madrid Fúcares Gallery.
From February 2 to March 11, 2006.

Fúcares Gallery Madrid is presenting its first individual exhibition by the artist Rubén Ramos Balsa (Santiago de Compostela, 1978).

Double or quits.
Diptych and symmetry as an invented vision game.

To recognise themselves in the eyes of their mothers is the first thing that newborn babies seek. Eyes are the first diptych, the first symmetric image that we identify as fellow being. Since the onset, the brain has to learn to reverse images. Once we have managed to undertake this process in an automated way, and throughout our lives, whenever we see something symmetric, what happens is that the brain’s reverted image and that captured by the retina are similar. Do such imperceptible circumstances have anything to do with whatever it is that links us to these images? It may have the weird effect of a similar-things-are-not-recognised-because-they-are-not-differentiated kind. Or, who knows, this circumstance may have no meaning at all.

Anyway, in symmetric images from the reality, we find a resonance, an amplified echo of world’s fractiousness. Our own symmetry, as it recognises itself in those patterns merging us with the real, allows us to feel the energy from the trees’ shades, the anthropometry of glasses on tables with chairs, or how at a molecular level, living things and inert things do not differentiate from one another.

The project Glasses on tables with chairs collects several series of workshop images prior to the final pieces also exhibited part of the final photographs are the microscopic narrative of a house, its time, the incidence of light on it, and the secret communion of each of the objects it has within. The video includes part of this index of images, for they are incorporated to television as the modern complement to the chair — a recurring tandem placing the screen’s flatness against the eyeball’s curvature. As at times in a house’s life, closer to a liturgical uncertainty where a travelling towards the dark or zooming towards the emptiness, explain that the present is there where there is no information (which only leaves the trace of our concealed existence).


Untitled. De la serie "DIPTICOS DE LO MISMO", 2005.
Fotografía. 140 x 190 cms. Edición 3.


Untitled, 2005.
Fotografía. 6 x 8 cms. Edición 3.


   "BIO BIO", 2005.
Fotografía. 40 x 52 cms. Edición 3.


"SERIE PREVIA. SILLAS", 2005.
Fotografía. 40 x 56,5 cms. Edición 3.


"SERIE PREVIA. SILLAS", 2005.
Fotografía. 40 x 56,5 cms. Edición 3.


"SERIE PREVIA. SILLAS", 2005.
Fotografía. 40 x 56,5 cms. Edición 3.


"SERIE PREVIA. SILLAS", 2005.
Fotografía. 40 x 54 cms. Edición 3.


"SERIE PREVIA. SILLAS", 2005.
Fotografía. 40 x 56,5 cms. Edición 3.


"SERIE PREVIA. VASOS EN MESA", 2005.
Fotografía. 40 x 54 cms. Edición 3.


"SERIE PREVIA. VASOS EN MESA", 2005.
Fotografía. 40 x 54 cms. Edición 3.


"SERIE PREVIA. VASOS EN MESA", 2005.
Fotografía. 40 x 54 cms. Edición 3.


"SERIE PREVIA. VASOS EN MESA", 2005.
Fotografía. 40 x 54 cms. Edición 3.


"SERIE PREVIA. HISTORIAS DE LUZ", 2005.
Fotografía. 40 x 56,2 cms. Edición 3.


"SERIE PREVIA. HISTORIAS DE LUZ", 2005.
Fotografía. 40 x 56,5 cms. Edición 3.


"SERIE PREVIA. HISTORIAS DE LUZ", 2005.
Fotografía. 40 x 56,5 cms. Edición 3.


"SERIE PREVIA. HISTORIAS DE LUZ", 2005.
Fotografía. 40 x 56,5 cms. Edición 3.


"SERIE PREVIA. HISTORIAS DE LUZ", 2005.
Fotografía. 40 x 56,5 cms. Edición 3.


"ARIZONA". De la serie "DIPTICOS DE LO MISMO", 2005.
Fotografía. 42 x 55 cms. Edición 3.


Untitled. 2005.
Fotografía. 42 x 55 cms. Edición 3.


“MANZANAS, MESA Y SILLA”, 2005.
Fotografía. Díptico 105 x 105 cms. c/u.


Untitled.De la serie "DIPTICO DE LO MISMO", 2005.
Fotografía. Díptico 75 x 100 cms. c/u. Edición 3.


Untitled. "HISTORIAS DE LUZ. 5A / 5B", 2005.
Fotografía. Díptico 40 x 54 cms. c/u. Edición 3.


"DIPTICO MANZANAS. ESTUDIO DE TIEMPO PARA EL PROYECTO ÁRBOLES Y MANZANAS, 2005.
Fotografía. Díptico 44,5 x 54 cms. c/u. Edición 3.