Ricardo Ocaña

Grenade (Spain)

Creative photography and research in image creation. His educational career goes from science to art. After obtaining a doctorate in mathematics, he specialized in photographic techniques and visual language, completing this training with the Master in Photographic Creation taught by the Pompeu Fabra University and Elisava (Barcelona, Spain). His interest in the image as an artistic expression led him to delve deeper into current aesthetic manifestations, completing the Specialization Program in 21st Century Art - Postcontemporary, Emerging and Digital Art at the Instituto Superior de Arte (Madrid, Spain).

His work is related to the visual exploration of the physical world and the use of photography as a means of metaphysical reflection. He is interested in the visual poetics, the abstract image, the symbiosis between art and mathematics and the analysis of new creative methods in the visual arts. 

Among the most recent recognitions are the Nomination for Fine Arts Photography Awards (2017), Work selected in the Ciudad de Badajoz Awards (2022), Work selected in the XIV Certamen d'Arts Plàstiques (2023) and Finalist Project in Kursala 100-University of Cádiz (2023). He has participated in diverse artistic exhibitions, with works exhibited at the Luis de Morales Museum (Badajoz), Center d'Art Sa Quartera (Inca, Mallorca) and Centro Cultural Yila'ob (Mexico), among others. In addition, he is the author of several essays related to the thinking of photography and the use of the image in contemporary society.


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«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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