Estéticas juveniles: tres décadas
Jimena de la Frontera, Cádiz, 1953. In the 80’s, he settled in Madrid and made the Movida’s anonymous characters the subjects of his work, and concluded the decade with two series that captured the generational change: Los nuevos pijos (1988) and Madrid hip hop (1988). He has transformed the streets of large cities into his favourite stage, where he has photographed the musical trends
of international youth over the last 30 years. Through his images he discusses aesthetics as well as commitments. His photography reflects a young international culture, a culture that through the rock, punk, hip hop, pop, or rap, has turned the body into a sign of identity and certain spaces into creative spaces. As he says: “My work includes photographs from three decades, so each young person has different aesthetics. All the photographs in my work were taken in the street (…). Up to now I have always exhibited them in closed spaces, but now [during GETXOPHOTO] they are on the streets, and that is the most suitable place for my images.”
His work forms part of important public and private Spanish collections. Among his recent bibliography we would highlight Miguel Trillo in 1999, Similitudes and ¡Agüita! in 2001 and Miguel Trillo. Retratos 1990-2000 in 2002.