About

Andrea Torres Balaguer’s work is influenced by dreams and surrealism, exploring the relationship between femininity and nature through the symbolism and dream transcription technique. Inspired by references to psychoanalysis theory and magic realism, her pictures experiment with the conscious-subconscious. Thinking about the scene-action concept, she creates pictures that suggest stories and invites the spectator to interpret them, searching to experiment with the boundaries between reality and fiction.

Moon series was made thinking about the light moon phases, exploring the relationship between femininity and nature through symbolism. Each one of the seven images act as a ritual devoted to some natural phenomenon, belief or aesthetic idea that is related to the moon cycle.

Each one of the scenes has their own ritual and meaning; Autumn with the milk glasses is related to maternity and fertility, Eve reminds us the stars and the people we love that have passed away. Marble is a ritual of remembrance, purification and goal setting. In new moon’s dimness, one puts oneself symbolically in moon’s place, adopting its power to leave the unwanted behind and to commit to new achievements. Moon series goes from the compliment to mature beauty in White Pearl, to the imagination and stories like the Alice in Wonderland reference in Gingerbread.

The table structure is a constant related to “home”, a personal representation of the values based on family learning, a meeting point where the character, the object and the environment converge. The different objects on the table are the point of light in the darkness, where the attention of the spectator goes like the bright moon in a night sky.
All the images were made also as a ritual: taken in the same place with natural light on the same hour from different days and seasons.

But overall the importance of every scene is the spectator’s interpretation: how each of us can discover things in the shades and how the different situations in the pictures reveals different aspects of our personality.

Andrea Torres Balaguer (Barcelona, 1990) is graduated in Fine Arts by University of Barcelona. After winning the first award of Artevistas New Talents her work has been exhibited in Barcelona, Madrid, New York, London, Brussels, Berlin, Amsterdam and many Art Fairs in Europe. Her work has been included in private collections like Fundació Vila Casas, Col·lecció Bassat and Universitat de Barcelona and it has been featured in some popular magazines like Fubiz, Lamono, Ignant mag and Worbz. In 2015 she was selected as a Commended Photographer for the Sony World Photography Awards, Enhanced category. She is currently living in Barcelona (Spain) and is working as a fashion photographer, trying to mix her aesthetic with fashion. Her inspiration photographers are Duane Michals, Sally Mann and Annie Leibovitz.

Exhibition

Exhibitions and Awards

2018
The Unknown, solo show at In camera Galerie, Paris

Just LX Lisboa Contemporary Art Fair, Galeria Miquel Alzueta, Lisboa

Art Paris Art Fair, Galeria Miquel Alzueta, Paris

Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Galeria Miquel Alzueta, Brussels

Art Madrid, Galeria Miquel Alzueta, Madrid

London Art Fair, Galeria Miquel Alzueta, London

2017
Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, Galeria Miquel Alzueta, Hamburg

Paris Photo, In camera Galerie, Paris

Brussels Fine Art Fair, Galeria Miquel Alzueta, Brussels

Premi de Fotografia 2017, collective exhibition at Palau Solterra, Fundació Vila Casas, Torroella de Montgrí

Finalist of Premi de Fotografia 2017, Fundació Vila Casas

KunstRAI Art Amsterdam, Qlick Editions, Amsterdam

Affordable Art Fair London Hampstead, Galeria Miquel Alzueta, London

Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr, collective exhibition at Somerset House, London

Selected as a Shortlisted photographer in the Sony World Photography Awards 2017, Enhanced category, Open competition

Moon, solo exhibition at Qlick Editions, Amsterdam

Art Paris, Galeria Miquel Alzueta, Paris

Art Madrid, Galeria Miquel Alzueta, Madrid

For Real Art Fair, Galeria Miquel Alzueta, Amsterdam

2016
Negra i reial, collective exhibition at Fundació Setba, Barcelona

Dolor de ser i no ser tu: desig, collective exhibition, Jornades Marçalianes, Fundació Felícia Fuster, Barcelona

Positions Berlin, Galeria Miquel Alzueta, Berlin

Clairvoyance, collective exhibition, Guy Hepner Gallery, New York

Affordable Art Fair UK, Galeria Miquel Alzueta, London

Palau de Casavells, Galeria Miquel Alzueta, Girona

Eurantica Fine Art Fair, Galeria Miquel Alzueta, Brussels

Affordable Art Fair, Pigment Gallery, Brussels

Art Madrid, Galeria Miquel Alzueta, Madrid

Collective exhibition at Pigment Gallery, Barcelona

Mesmerize and other secrets, solo exhibition at La Destil·leria, Mataró

Collective exhibition at Galeria Miquel Alzueta, Barcelona

2015
La màgia de la Reial, collective exhibition at Fundació Setba, Barcelona

Photogenic Festival, collective exhibition at Mina Mina, Barcelona

Setba Jove 2015, collective exhibition at Fundació Setba, Barcelona

The Shed Summer show: EARTH, AIR, FIRE, WATER, collective exhibition at Malthouse Gallery, Lyme Regis, United Kingdom

PATRIM 2013/2014, collective exhibition, Espai Volart, Fundació Vila Casas, Barcelona

RAW GALLERY, collective exhibition at Cadàver Exquisit, Barcelona

Sony World Photography Awards 2015, collective exhibition at Somerset House, London

Selected as a commended Photographer in the Sony World Photography Awards 2015, Enhanced category, Open competition

YOUNG BLOOD II, collective exhibition at The Shed Gallery, Barcelona

Photography now, collective exhibition at The Brick Lane Gallery, London

2014
Mesmerize, solo exhibition at Galeria Artevistas, Barcelona

Etienne (Hypnagogia) acquired by Fundació Vila Casas collection

YOUNG BLOOD, collective exhibition at The Shed Gallery, Barcelona

Finalist of Premi de Fotografia 2014, Fundació Vila Casas

Winner of I Premio Nuevos Talentos, Galeria Artevistas

Nuevos Talentos, collective exhibition at Galeria Artevistas, Barcelona

ENTRE REFERENTS, collective exhibition at University of Barcelona, Spain

EXHIBIT, Golferichs, Francesc Català-Roca espai de fotografia, Barcelona

2013
PATRIM’13, Hypnagogia project acquired by University of Barcelona Art Collection

Sense Títol’13, collective exhibition at University of Barcelona, Spain

Finalist of 5th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, The worldwide Photography Gala Awards

2012
Honorable Mention, Seasons 2012, New York Center for Photographic Arts, United States

Selected images on PhotoVogue, Vogue Italia


Publications

Featured on Fubiz, France (October 2014)

Featured on iGNANT, Germany (October 2014)

Featured on Worbz, Belgium (March 2014)

Featured on Wanderer Magazine, Winter issue, Italy (February 2014)

Photo of the day, Saccades Project, United States (16-12-2013)

Snoot Colectivo Fotográfico, Spain (14-11-2013)

Artist day on C-41 Magazine, Italy (25-10-2013)

Jóvenes artistas y creadores, Creación Joven, Fundación Caja Madrid (27-09-2013)

Interview on Odcloneno.com, by Michael Fanta, Prague (06-08-2013)

The Only Magic Left is Arts, United States (03-08-2013)

From Barcelona with Love, Electru.de, Germany (23-05-2013)

Photo of the day, on SEEANCE MAGAZINE, Germany (14-05-2013)

HolyHolyFashion, United States (20-04-2013)