06.04.22 – 13.05.22
Xavi Bou’s 2015 debut Ornithographies instantly caught the attention of international collectors and publications.
Since then his work has been published in National Geographic, The Guardian…, among many others, and exhibited in places such as the Museum of American Bird Art, Massachusetts, USA, or the Cosmocaixa in Catalonia.
April 6th at 6:30PM
“Ornithography. Concept that arises by adding the form of the Greek word ὄρνις, ὄρνιθος, which means «bird» and the derivative of the word γραφή, coming from the same language, which we translate as «writing».
The “writing of the birds”; beings that with their flight shape in the sky an endless number of letters hitherto unintelligible by the human eye.”
-David Bou, journalist
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Xavi Bou (El Prat del Llobregat, 1979). This geologist and photographer, in love with nature since he was a child, was looking for animal tracks the day he imagined what trail the birds would leave with their movement if the air allowed it.
Since then, he developed the technique of capturing multiple photos in just a few seconds to overlay them into a single image. Eureka! And this is how today he shows all over the world the drawing that the birds paint when they move. It is not a conceptual project but an aesthetic one, which tries to inspire the viewer and captivate him with a hidden beauty. Its purpose, to bring art and nature closer and motivate those who contemplate his work to value and connect with their closest environment.
He studied Geology at the University of Barcelona and graduated in photography at the Grisart International Photography School, a private center in Barcelona that has been exclusively dedicated to teaching photography since 1985.