Guim Tió Zarraluki

GTZ172927|Guim Tió Zarraluki|LUA|91×61 cm|mixed media on poster|2017

金.提爾.撒拉路基Guim Tió Zarraluki



“The house, the stars, the desert – what makes them beautiful is something that cannot be seen.” An artist who loves painting portraits, yet does so through hide-and-seek, Guim Tio’s understanding of human nature goes far beyond depictions of faces. People resonate visually with beautiful yet unsettling things, finding themselves deeply engrossed. And Guim? He’s an observer. His process of makeup is a ceremony, creating balance by discarding what was captured. Through him, all portraits are blessed with eternal life; nameless, without labels and corresponding baggage, giving lost spirits a new appearance.

金.提爾是位來自巴塞隆納的藝術家。他用幽默、諷刺、挑釁的方式,回應現代社會中,被媒體、廣告所主宰的美感價值。時尚雜誌裡引領潮流的模特兒,催眠般的影響了現代人對於美感與魅力的定義,而金運用自創的” 眼睛手術” 手法,保留、覆蓋、重組、再造。暗喻當人們透過基因改造、整型手術改變自己,而完美的背後卻還是隱藏不了人性的陰暗面。

Guim Tió is a artist from Barcelona. His research interest in pictorial part of the human condition,treated with humor, irony and a strong degree of provocation, and reflects on a society full of taboosand subjected to a very visual tyranny of television, advertising and, of course, of fashion magazines.

With the model representations and contemporary references in behavior and appearance, beauty andglamor, extracted from the coated paper for magazines, Guim makes a pictorial oper”a(c)tion” throughbrilliantly combined with the photographic medium – to “eye surgery”: a metaphor for the physicalmanipulation of plastic surgery, genetics and cybernetics, revealing that dark part of the human soulhided behind the pretense of perfection.

The artist stages a controversial issue for contemporary society and his work becomes an exploration of the collective unconscious, which governs the aesthetic valences on all types of human monstrosities in the sign of narcissistic beauty emulation as the key to success; a parody of stereotypes that today govern the new conceptions of the meaning “human being”.

Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona.
1987 Born in Barcelona Spain

Solo Exhibition
2018 On Paper, YIRI ARTS, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2017 Unreal space, YIRI ARTS, Taichung, Taiwan
2016 PRESENT, YIRI ARTS, Taipei, Taiwan
2015 Van Coniguim, Loppis Gallery, Parma, Italy
2015 Palette, 19Karen Gallery, Gold Coast, Australia
2014 Univers, YIRI ARTS, Taipei, Taiwan
2013 Gris, Loppis Gallery, Parma, Italia
2013 Untitled, 19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast
2013 Dark Side of Moon, YIRI ARTS, Taipei, Taiwan
2012 Beauty & Beast, Miscelanea Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2011 The Gang of Childhood, Artevistas Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2010 Magazine, Centro Civico del Guinardo, Barcelona, Spain

Group Exhibition
2018 Cruel Story of Youth, YIRI ARTS, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2016 HOPE- Charity Exhibition, YIRI ARTS, Taipei, Taiwan
2015 Openning, Pigment Gallery, Barcelona
2015 All City Canvas, Milano, Italy
2014 GRANDE y FELICISIMA, YIRI ARTS, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2014 Taxidermista, Setba Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2014 Ús Festival, Barcelona, Spain
2014 Biennale Marrakech, Marrakech, morocco
2013 Delicartessen, Esther Montoriol Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2012 Minimart, Fifty 24mx Gallery, Mexico
2012 Delicartessen, Esther Montoriol Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2012 RojoRojo, Miscelanea Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2012 Simbiosis, Iam Gallery, Mardrid, Spain
2012 This is so Contemporary, Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2012 The Art of Spain, 19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast
2012 About Face, WWA Gallery, California, U.S.A
2012 Delicartessen, Esther Montoriol Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2012 Artevistas Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2012 This is so Contemporany, Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2012 Patrim UB, Casa Fuster, Barcelona, Spain
2012 Reskate, Ikara, Barcelona, Spain