Macro X, 2016

  • Polychromed polyurethane, aluminium, epoxy resin and foamboard
  • 88 x 121 x 225 cm
Macro X

Macro X, 2016

  • Polychromed polyurethane, aluminium, epoxy resin and foamboard
  • 88 x 121 x 225 cm
Macro X

Macro X (detail)

Macro X (detail)

Macro X (detail)

Macro X (detail)

Macro X (detail)

Macro X (detail)

Macro X (detail)

Macro X (detail)

Rómulo Celdrán

The Macro series by Rómulo Celdrán speak of objects and scenarios that are empty of explicit human existence, and at the same time of places that are full of implicit human existence.

Macro acts as camera lens, graduating the scale of measurements with which we perceive what we look at and breaking down the correspondence between the real size of an object and the size that we perceive depending on how far away from it we are. They act as a kind of traditional magnifying glass that draws us closer to the object worthy of observation even when we keep an appropriate distance in order to view it.

The concept of Macro gives the object a new dimension, strengthening its presence and inviting us to explore it, discovering hidden spaces and unnoticed nooks. They place us before a growing world, with the same consequences that we would see as Shrinking Men walking through a reality made up of objects whose unsuitable size renders them functionally useless, existing on a scale that is no longer human.

In the words of the artist:

“I believe there is something magic in the world of scales. There is a kind of emotional memory that invites us to feel the relationship with the Macro objects as if it were a game.

 As children, we view the world on a much larger scale than other people. In order to satisfy that feeling of relationship with the external world, many brands of toys try to create a world on a child’s scale. They manufacture cars, kitchens, tools and other objects to scale for children. That memory of playing, of curiosity, of identification with what we apprehended remains somehow fixed in our memory.

 Discovery, surprise and, of course, irony, are aspects that I would like to see hovering around this series of works. Reality does not exist. And if what exists is the perception that we have of it, why not explore the underlying principles of that perception?”

Curriculum Vitae

Born born in Spain, 1973
Lives and works in Madrid, Spain
Largely self-taught

Solo Exhibitions:

2016 · Macro II. Choisi- One at a time/ Artphilein Foundation. Lugano. Switzerland.
2015 · Macro.Zoom. Gagliardi e Domke Gallery. Turin. Italy
2014 · Rómulo Celdrán. Hasted Kraeutler Gallery. New York City. USA
2013 · Macro. Arthobler Gallery. Zurich. Switzerland.
2010 · Zoom. Galería Raquel Ponce. Madrid. Spain.
2009 · Pieces. Sala Novo Ciclo. ACERT. Tondela. Portugal.

  • Realidade e Ilusao. Espacio Arthobler/Ler Devagar. LX Factory. Lisbon. Portugal.

2008 · Pieces. Arthobler Gallery. Oporto. Portugal.
2007 · Realidad y Magia. Sala Fundación Mapfre Guanarteme. Las Palmas

de Gran Canaria. Spain.

  • Realidad y Magia. Sala Fundación Mapfre Guanarteme. La Laguna.

Tenerife. Spain.

2003 · La Realidad no Existe. Dibujo, pintura y escultura. Galería

Manuel Ojeda. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Spain.

2001 · Rómulo Celdrán. Galería Caracol. Valladolid. Spain.

Group Exhibitions:

2016 · SCOPE BASEL. Arthobler Gallery Stand. Basel. Switzerland
2015 · SCOPE BASEL. Arthobler Gallery Stand. Basel. Switzerland

  • I’M Ten. IMT Gallery. London. UK

2014 · Schewerelos. Arthobler Gallery. Zurich. Switzerland

  • KUNST 14 ZURICH. Arthobler Gallery Stand. Zurich. Switzerland

2013 · On Painting. CAAM (Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno). Las Palmas de Gran

Canaria. Spain.

  • La Realidad como Pretexto. Colección Cayetano Espejo. Museo Universidad de

Murcia. Murcia. Spain.

  • Sketchy. Hasted Kraeutler Gallery. New York City. USA.

2012 · JUSTMAD 3. Arthobler Gallery Stand. Madrid. Spain.

  • THE SOLO PROJECT. Arthobler Gallery Stand. Basel. Switzerland.
  • IV Biennial of Contemporary Art of the ONCE Foundation. Centro Cultural Conde

Duque Madrid. Spain.

  • KUNST ZURICH 2012. Arthobler Gallery Stand. Zurich. Switzerland.

2011 · ARCO´11. Galería Raquel Ponce Stand. Madrid. Spain.

  • JUSTMAD 2. Arthobler Gallery Stand. Madrid. Spain.
  • SWAB 2011. Arthobler Gallery Stand. Barcelona.(Winner of the Swab´11 Award)

Spain.

  • THE SOLO PROJECT. Arthobler Gallery Stand . Basel. Switzerland.
  • Art Barter Madrid. Sala C arte C (Centro de Arte Complutense). Madrid. Spain.
  • Premio Internazionale Giovane Scultura. II Edición. Fundación Francesco

             Messina. Casalbeltrame. Italy.

  • MUNICH CONTEMPO´11. Arthobler Gallery Stand. Munich. Germany.
  • BLOOOM´11. Arthobler Gallery Stand. Cologne. Germany.
  • CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL´11. Arthobler Gallery Stand. Istanbul. Turkey.
  • Sovereign European Art Prize. Haskoy Yun İplik Fabrikasi. Istanbul. Turkey.

2010 · Object-Art. Galería Manuel Ojeda. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Spain.

  • ARTE SANTANDER ’10. Galería Raquel Ponce Stand. Santander. Spain.
  • Realismus – das Abenteuer der Wirklichkeit. Courbet-Hopper-Gursky.

Kunsthalle in Emden. Emden. Germany.

  • Realismus – das Abenteuer der Wirklichkeit. Courbet-Hopper-Gursky.

Kunsthalle der Hypo-kulturstiftung. Munich. Germany.

  • Feest der herkenning! Internationaal realisme. Kunsthal Rotterdam.

Netherlands.

  • ARTE LISBOA´10. Arthobler Gallery Stand. Lisbon. Portugal.

2009 · ARTVILNIUS´09. Arthobler Gallery Stand. Vilnius. Lithuania.

  • El Arte de la Semejanza. Centro Cultural Caixanova. Vigo. Spain.
  • ARTE LISBOA´09. Arthobler Gallery Stand. Lisbon. Portugal.
  • El Arte de la Semejanza. Centro Cultural Caixanova. Pontevedra. Spain.
  • El Arte de la Semejanza. Centro Cultural Caixanova. Ourense. Spain.

2008 · La Otra Orilla. Galería Manuel Ojeda. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Spain.

  • ART COLOGNE´08. Galería Manuel Ojeda Stand. Cologne. Germany.
  • ARTE LISBOA´08. Arthobler Gallery Stand. Lisbon. Portugal.

2007 · ARCO’07. Galería Manuel Ojeda Stand. Madrid. Spain.

2006 · ARCO ’06. Galería Manuel Ojeda Stand. Madrid. Spain.

  • Catarsis. Rituales de Purificación. Colección V. Centro Vasco de Arte

Contemporáneo. Museo Artium. Vitoria. Spain.

2005 · ARCO ´05. Galería Manuel Ojeda Stand. Madrid. Spain.

  • Febril La Mirada. Un Recorrido Emocional. Galería Manuel Ojeda.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Spain.

2004 · ARCO ´04. Galería Manuel Ojeda Stand . Madrid. Spain.

  • Las Pasiones Inútiles .Veinte Años de la Galería Manuel Ojeda. Galería Manuel

Ojeda. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Spain.

  • Colección Testimonio 03/04 La Caixa. Sala de exposiciones Plaza Conde de

Rodezno. Pamplona. Spain.

2002 · Jóvenes Artistas en la Colección Cajamurcia. Centro Cultural Plaza Vieja. Alhama

de Murcia. Spain.

2000 · Penagos Drawing Prize. Sala Fundación Cultural Mapfre. Madrid. Spain.

1999 · En el Abismo del Millenium. Centro de Congresos Región de Murcia. Murcia.

Spain.

1998 · Realistas Murcianos. Ayuntamiento de Logroño. Spain.

  • Periplos. Murcia. Spain.
  • Nuestros Retratos. Sala San Esteban. Murcia. Spain.

1997 · Homenaje a Párraga. Palacio Almudí. Murcia. Spain.

  • Figuración. Amaia Kultur Zentroa. Irún. Spain.
  • Realidades. Palacio Almudí. Murcia. Spain.
  • I Certamen Cajamurcia. Sala San Esteban. Murcia. Spain.
  • Periplos. Sala Rivadavia. Cádiz. Spain.
  • Periplos. Casal Solleric. Palma de Mallorca. Spain.

1996 · Figuración / Representación. Pabellón de los Mixtos. Pamplona. Spain.

Collections: 

Art Collection HypoVereinsbank – Member of UniCredit. Germany
Artphilein Fundation. Vaduz. Liechtenstein
Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection. West Palm Beach. Florida. EEUU
Biblioteca Nacional. Madrid. Spain
Biedermann Museum. Donaueschingen. Germany
Fundación Obra Social y Monte de Piedad Collection. Madrid. Spain
BMN-Cajamurcia Collection. Murcia. Spain
Centro Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo Collection. Museo Artium. Vitoria. Spain
Comunidad de Madrid. Madrid. Spain
Comunidad de Murcia. Murcia. Spain
Fundación César Manrique. Lanzarote. Spain
Fundación Ortega y Gasset. Madrid. Spain
Genty Latimer Collection. London. UK
Murcia Town Hall. Murcia. Spain
Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo. Marbella. Spain
Testimonio Collection. La Caixa. Barcelona. Spain
Universidad de Murcia. Murcia. Spain
Sammlung Sulkowski. Düsseldorf. Germany

 

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