Alberto Garcia-Alix

The Netherlands, Amsterdam Galerie Gabriel Rolt

Alberto Garcia-Alix is known as one of the most important artists in contemporary Spanish photography. He is the foremost photographer to emerge from Spain's La Movida, the post-Franco era of free expression. Through his documentarian approach, he vibrantly captures the atmosphere of 1980's Madrid and beyond. His photographs fall into two fundamental genres: portraiture and still life. They are often provacative, erotic, and personal. With countless exhibitions since 1981, among them an important retrospective titled De donde no se vuelve in the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid in 2008. His work is represented in important Museum and private collections like the Reina Sofia in Madrid and The Gemeentemuseum in The Hague.