Santiago Iturralde: naked painting

2020
Bilingual edition, Spanish/English
Text: Eduardo Stupía
Graphic Design: Eduardo Rey
Translations: Kit Maude

56 pages
Format: 24 x 26 cm
ISBN 978-987-1358-78-6

Produced to accompany the exhibition Santiago Iturralde: Naked Painting, this
book provides a visual journey through the artist’s pictorial output, as well as a
critical article by Eduardo Stupía.

‘Iturralde plunges into a detailed reflection upon painting by disrupting the materialist,
logical narrative of the piece, as though there were no before and after but rather
a continuously unresolved phenomenon and semantic conflict where what might be
called unfinished is in fact a programmatic strategy by a painter experimenting with
a lack of definition; the separation of aspects that are usually merged together and
homogenous, in search of a more accurate, sensitive, intellectual operating
consciousness. ‘How many paintings are there within a painting? What happens with
all the intermediate forms that arise when painting? Sketches, photo-sketches,
annotations, flawed or rejected images? How many of these forms are a necessary
part of the final painting? Should they be exhibited or discarded? ’

                                                                                                                Eduardo Stupía

The exhibition Santiago Iturralde: Naked Painting opened at the Museo de Arte Moderno
de Buenos Aires on 27 February 2020.