Fran Orallo


Artwork 1 Details :

The video consists of an experimental abstract animation, divided into a series of sequences made by creative coding software, each sequence is edited on different scenes of the city of London. The animation is made up of basic shapes like ellipses and rectangles, which form different patterns on the screen. All of them together form a minimalist and poetic visual composition. Each composition uses the same color pattern, black for the stroke and yellow for the shapes, making them regular and symmetrical. Also, each composition is backed by an audio file. The movement of forms follows the rhythms of sound.

persona non grata

Artwork 2 Details :

Persona non grata takes as a reference to a contemporary person who, in one way or another, and always, in my opinion, stands out for their anti-social actions, for attacking people's freedom, people who do not respect human rights, or who attack minorities. The video consists of forming the name of the chosen ones with flies, from the beginning it has been conceived with the idea of being part of a series. The first chapter is dedicated to the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, for his unjustified and violent invasion of Ukraine.

human behavior

Artwork 3 Details :

We live in the information age. Daily we receive countless news that exceeds our ability to discern all the information. We are overwhelmed by happenings and events that we are unable to process. Television plays a decisive role in this oversaturation. Sitting in front of the TV turns us into passive subjects bombarded by news, looking for the most morbid event to capture our attention. Human Behavior is an exercise in reflection and representation of this information overload. The work metaphorically shows us an individual oversaturated, alienated, and tired of television schizophrenia. The background of the video is made up of a glitch, coming from the old cathode televisions, and the audio is a collage of superimposed news broadcasts.

Artist/ Collective Bio:

Fran Orallo (Badajoz, Spain 1979). He lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. His work focuses on experimentation with video and animation. Through the relationship between image and identity, his work explores the different layers that make up the idea of ​​“I”. He understands that identity is nothing more than a role, and his work revolves around this performative identity, using the idea of ​​self-portrait in much of his production. He has exhibited his work both in Spain and abroad, participating in biennials, collective exhibitions, and festivals in more than 40 countries. His work has been screened in public and private institutions such as IVAN (Valencia, Spain), Vostell Malpartida Museum (Cáceres, Spain), MAC- Museum of Contemporary Art of Santiago de Chile (Chile), La Neomudejar (Madrid Spain), Centro del Carmen (Valencia, Spain), Ex Teresa Arte Actual (Mexico City, Mexico), Kyrgyz National Fine Arts Museum (Bishkek. Kirghizistan)...


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