Benveniste Contemporary

Sonidos de lluvia y construcción [Sounds of rain and construction]

Sonidos de lluvia y construcción [Sounds of rain and construction]

Jerónimo Elespe

The series is titled Sonidos de lluvia y construcción [Sounds of rain and construction].

As it happens (more and more frequently) the title refers to one of my writings, a kind of blurred script as we advanced in the workshop. They are texts, as I think I have already told you, that I have no intention of showing for the time being, surely they don’t have any literary value, but for me they are very important. They serve as a platform and cast for many of the works, sometimes and perhaps only as mere reflection of everything lost in the translation from one medium to another. In that little text I am telling you about, images of construction and images of a storm (in a sense of an almost universal flood) alternate in different rhythmic cycles of destruction, regeneration and deletion. It seemed like a very clear metaphor to what we were starting to do in your workshop.

Extract from conversation with the artist, Madrid, April 2020.

Image Credit:

Jerónimo Elespe, Untitled, 2020 (detail)

Working with monotypes and etched copper plates, the artist explored the physical properties of the technique, rendering it a cumulative process of addition and subtraction over the course of several months of intense labouring in the workshop. Many of the monoprints from this series were created adding layer upon layer from both plates and monotypes, often accumulating up to 15 press runs for each image.

Jerónimo Elespe

Sonidos de lluvia y construcción III

2020

Triptych. 53 x 42 cm. each, unframed

Monoprint.

Printed on Hahnemühle, 350 gr.

Unique. JC-0034_40_46-t

€ 6.000,00

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Jerónimo Elespe

Untitled

2020

53 x 42 cm. (unframed)

Monoprint.

Printed on Hahnemühle, 350 gr.

Unique. JE-0010-u.

€ 2.400,00

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Photo: Benveniste Contemporary

Jerónimo Elespe

Sonidos de lluvia y construcción II

2020

Triptych. 53 x 42 cm.each, unframed.

Monoprint.

Printed on Hahnemühle, 350 gr.

Unique. JC-0029_45_47-t

€ 6.000,00

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Jerónimo Elespe

Sonidos de lluvia y construcción II

2020

53 x 42 cm. (unframed).

Monoprint.

Printed on Hahnemühle, 350 gr.

Unique JC-0020-u

€ 2.400,00

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Photo: Benveniste Contemporary

Jerónimo Elespe

Sonidos de lluvia y construcción I

2020

Triptych. 53 x 42 cm. each, unframed.

Monoprint.

Printed on Hahnemühle, 350 gr.

Unique. JC-0027_52_53-t

€ 6.000,00

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Photo: Benveniste Contemporary

Jerónimo Elespe (Madrid, 1975) studied in the United States where he graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York, completing his studies with a master's degree from Yale University. For more than twelve years he lived in New York developing the beginnings of his artistic career there. His American academic training has influenced the structuring of his thought, as well as his aesthetic and literary references.

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