Berango (Spain), 1979
Kepa Garraza, who received his training in Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country, Bradford Art College in England, and the University of Barcelona, embarked on his exhibition journey in 2004. Subsequently, he garnered various study grants and awards. From that point onward, he has showcased his creations in both national and international art venues, spanning countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Peru, Chile, and Germany.
Garraza’s artwork engages in a contemplation of the images that saturate our daily lives, urging the audience to scrutinize matters concerning identity and the manipulation of information.
His creations challenge established narratives and probe the mechanisms of institutional validation. Garraza’s reinterpretation of reality remains consistently ambiguous and perplexing, characterized by nuances and areas of uncertainty that encourage viewers to reassess historical accounts and the narrative of reality itself. Through his ironic and acerbic perspective, he presents alternatives to the familiar reality, inviting a valuable exercise: to consistently question the official version.