From the series Los Ojos, 2010. Photogravure.
Iñaki Bonillas is what we can aptly define as a conceptual photographer. Since 2003, Bonilla has been working from his grandfather’s photographic archive, appropriating images and creating installations and sculptural works that question the very notion of the photographic image. In his work, the personal and biographical merge with the scientific and theoretical in subtle but mesmerizing ways. For his upcoming show at ProjecteSD Gallery, titled Ghost Stories of an Antiquary after the M.R. James book of the same name, Bonilla presents images that reflect upon the inherent contradictions of the photographic image the image through ideas discussed by Barthes and Blanchot.[...]