Alain Urrutia is interested in altering interpretations of pre-existing images through the fragmentation and reconstruction of alternative realities. He converts the story they hold into another state of objectivity and materiality. Painting is the medium he uses. In a game of shadows, in which some details are highlighted by the addition of black and white layers, and by techniques of reframing and concealment, he produces evanescent and sometimes unattainable images. He does not see the use of photography as a translation exercise of mechanical/digital image into painting, but as a tool to build the pictorial image.
Bachelor in Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country, Alain Urrutia (Bilbao, 1981), lives and works in London. He has completed his artistic scholarship with the Solomon Guggenheim Museum in New York in 2016 and he was selected in 2012 to exhibit in the 15th Anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. He was awarded with MA STUDIO Resident Fellowship, Beijing 2011, Diputación Foral de Bizkaia Art Fellowship 2010, Bilbao or Rogaland Art Centre Of Stavanger Exchange Fellowship 2008 (Norway).