Bio

Ricardo Ocaña

Grenade (Spain), 1970

He studied Mathematical Sciences at the University of Granada and received his doctorate at the University of Barcelona. Later, His interest in the image as an artistic expression led him to specialise in photography and visual language. He received a Master's degree in Photographic Creation at SHIFTA-Elisava and the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). He is currently studying the Specialization Program in 21st Century Art at the Art & Culture Business School (Madrid). His works are related to the visual exploration of the physical world and the use of photography as a means of metaphysical reflection. He is especially interested in the symbiosis between art and mathematics, the abstract image and the analysis of new creative methods in visual art. In his current project, Alea, he explores randomness and reflects on the concept of chance from a visual perspective, connecting it with the error, the bias, and the random decisions of algorithms.

Espentana

Grenade (Spain), 2018

«The distance between them is to be measured not in terms of the relative force or originality of their work, but in terms of their conceptions of what a photograph is: is it a mirror, reflecting a portrait of the artist who made it, or a window, through which one might better know the world?»

John Szarkowski, 1978 (Mirrors and windows: American photography since 1960, p. 25)


Espentana is an exhibition space, whose name comes from the union of the Spanish words "espejo" (mirror) and "ventana" (window)

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