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Born in Barcelona in 1974, Israel Ariño studied photography at Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya (IEFC) and at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Barcelona. He's one of those photographers who never stoped at the surface of things and for whom every singe image can be read as a puzzle.
On the string of reality and fiction, on the edge of rationality, he makes pictures which are perceptive and subjective doors to other dimensions which can be dreamlike, imaginary or mournfull, lies or tales.
His world seems to be subverted, at the limit of a tilt or an unsteadiness which could lead to the hallucination, the dream, the madness.
Since 2001, he is periodically exhibiting his work in Spain and France and publishing artists' books: Chambre avec vue (2006), Otras canciones a Guiomar (2008), Anatomía de una desaparición (2009).
His editions allow him to explore and develop, with the photography, his own narrative devices and ideas. In 2012, his book Atlas published by the Editions Anómalas has been selected for the exposition "Books that are photos, photos that are books fotos" at the Museo de Arte Reina Sofía of Madrid which is presenting the most prestigious photography's books. In 2013, he became member of the publishing house Ediciones Anómalas.
Israel Ariño is represented by the Galerie VU in Paris.
1ere édition This book was awarded : 2018, special distinction, Prize of the book of the year to PHotoEspaña. 2017, Arts Libris Prize by the Banc de Sabadell Foundation. Book with case Ediciones Anomalas 2017 Format : 32 x 24 cm 120 pages ISBN : 979-10-91494-23-6 Edition of 1500 copies