Photography

Xan Padrón

Solo Exhibit, Delamour Gallery in Paris

I’m excited to share that the Delamour Gallery in Paris (France) is opening a solo exhibition of my work on June 13th, with pieces from the Time Lapse Series from New York City, Osaka and Rio de Janeiro.

For this show, anthropologist Emilie Arrago-Boruah, from the University of Bordeaux et ILARA-EPHE, has written a beautiful text about my work.

If you are in Paris this summer, here you have all the information:

Xan Padrón TIME LAPSE Solo Exhibition

Where:
Delamour Gallery
53, rue de Seine (courtyard on the right), 75006 Paris

When:
Opening : Thursday June 13th 2024, 5 to 9pm
Nocturnes : Thursday June 21st and 27th. to 9pm
Regular hours : Wednesday to Saturday, 1 to 6pm

“The city and its neighborhoods always exist through the uses made of them by passersby. Xan Padrón thus immortalizes some characteristic figures: the unstoppable Chelsea Piers runners, their bodies lean, sculpted by tight sportswear; lovers intertwined here and there; fashion addicts strolling with tons of bags; parents caring for their children; dog walkers; but especially the Modern Man. The latter becomes the main actor of his own movement, in an almost closed world when he escapes the city’s incessant noise through his headphones or the conversation he maintains via his mobile phone. All of this photographer’s works are true street portraits of the contemporary world, dotted with “small facts” that anthropologists are on the lookout for”

Emilie Arrago-Boruah
University of Bordeaux et ILARA-EPHE

https://www.michelemariaud.com/gallery-notes/2023/10/29/hlvgubsia0vvpc1n9rjy6ejk75tinm

Art in Embassies Program, US Department of State

I’m excited to share that two of my pieces are now part of the Art in Embassies Program of the US Department of State. The Art of Embassies program was envisioned by the Museum of Modern Art in 1953, and President John F. Kennedy formalized it at the U.S. Department of State in 1963, with the idea of “showing how art can transcend national borders and build connections among peoples”.

My Theater District piece from the pandemic and the Hudson River Sunset are now part of the collection of the United States Embassy in Asunción, Paraguay.

 Here you can see and download the catalogue:

https://art.state.gov/portfolio/asuncion_2023/ 

https://art.state.gov/portfolio/asuncion-publication-2024/ 

Art in Embassies is an official visual arts office within the U.S. Department of State, engaging over 20,000 participants globally, including artists, museums, galleries, universities, and private collectors. It encompasses over 200 venues in 189 countries. (Source: https://art.state.gov) 

Harvard Business Review and The New York Times

I’m excited to see some of my Time Lapses illustrating an article written by Diane Gherson and Lynda Gratton in the Harvard Business Review (May-June). The article, titled “Highly Skilled Professionals Want Your Work But Not Your Job”, is about the role of freelancers in today’s workforce, and it includes Time Lapses from Brazil, USA and Denmark.

And I’m also excited to see some of my Time Lapses from Barcelona hanging in the wall of this beautiful home featured in The New York Times’ Real State section. The home of Alicia and Craig Oberg is featured alongside the work of interior designer Anne McDonald. 

Group Exhibitions. Spring 2024

Holden Luntz Gallery (Palm Beach, FL)

Rhythms of the City
APRIL 20 – JUNE 22, 2024

“The bustling metropolises of Paris, London, and New York stand as iconic symbols of human civilization, each with a unique cultural, historical, and architectural identity. Photographers have long been drawn to these cities, seeking to capture the vibrant rhythms and intricate patterns that define urban life. This exhibition delves into the works of photographers who use these cities as their subjects, exploring the interplay between the rhythms of the city, the patterns it weaves, and the dynamic relationship between architecture and inhabitants. This exhibition showcases the works of classic photographers like Berenice Abbott, Andreas Feininger, Andre Kertesz, Bruce Davidson, Edouard Boubat, Louis Stettner, Robert Doisneau, and Sabine Weiss, as well as the work of contemporary photographers such as Stephen Wilkes, Xan Padron, and Michael Massaia.”

MORE INFO: https://www.holdenluntz.com/magazine/exhibitions/rhythms-of-the-city/

Delamour Gallery (Paris, France)

APRIL 20
DELAMOUR Contemporary Art

Opening of the Paris Branch of DELAMOUR Contemporary Art Gallery
Works by Pascal Pierme, Xan Padrón, Josquin Pouillon, and Corinne Mariaud
53 rue de Seine 75006 Paris MORE INFO: https://www.delamourgallery.com/about


All Street Gallery (New York, NY)
APRIL 18- MAY 16

Inhale the Exhaust
“Group exhibition of artworks by Kiki Joyce, Xan Padron , Larry Dobens, Liz Johnson, Vickie Byron, Katrina Slavik, K Sarrantonio, Young Grace Cho, Jodie Niss, Stephanie Tager, Lu Gao, Benny Cruz, and Jenniferm Saftler. The show features works spanning oil painting, textiles, photography, and found object sculpture. Through various mediums, the exhibiting artists explore New York’s “lived in” moments, examining the city from within, honoring the seconds of pause and chance encounters that truly define New York City.” 

MORE INFO: https://allstnyc.com

Spring Fairs 2024

I’m excited to be featured at the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair (March 21-24) with the Holden Luntz Gallery, surrounded by the work of photographers I have always admired, like Harry Benson, Elliott Erwitt and Helen Levitt.

I’m also excited to be back to The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art. During the Spring of 2024 I’ll be in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, together with amazing fellow artist and friends from all around the world. If you are around these cities and would like to visit the fair, I have a limited number of complimentary tickets, so don’t hesitate to send me an e-mail (or a DM on Instagram) to check their availability. I will also be featured on JJ Contemporary Art Gallery's booth at Affordable Art Fair in Austin, TX, May 16-19 2024.

The Other Art Fair Spring 2024 Schedule:

LOS ANGELES:
The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art
April 4-7, 2024

Barker Hangar, Santa Monica

CHICAGO:
The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art

April 11-14, 2024

Artifact Events, Chicago

NEW YORK CITY: The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art

May 16 -19, 2024

Zerospace, Brooklyn


In the news…

I’m excited to share a couple of articles and interviews about my work published in Marie Claire (Italy) and Las Últimas Noticias (Chile) in August 2023.

Marie Claire
Las Últimas Noticias

In other news:

  • And this fall I’ll be coming back to THE OTHER ART FAIR presented by Saatchi Art in:
  • LOS ANGELES
    
21 – 24 September
    
BARKER HANGAR
    https://www.theotherartfair.com/la/

    And… 

    BROOKLYN
    November 9 – 12
    ZeroSpace
    https://www.theotherartfair.com/brooklyn/

    MTA Arts & Design Program in NYC

    I’m excited to share this news with all of you: as you might know, my Time Lapse Project is about how much life happens on a single spot, and I couldn’t think of a better place to show it than a wall in the subway system of NYC...

    MTA Arts & Design commissions dynamic contemporary art for subway and commuter rail stations, creating memorable and lively environments for travelers:

    "Xan Padrón’s Photography Lightbox exhibition “Time-Lapse” is now on view at 42 St-Bryant Park station. Combining street photography with a sensibility rooted in modern art, seven images document the small, collective gestures of daily life in the ecosystem of a city. To develop each artwork, Padrón took photographs of people passing in front of the same wall over a period of two hours. Through digital manipulation, the colorful vignettes create a portrait of a distinct day and place. Quotidien moments from Chinatown, the Hudson River Park, the Flatiron District, Tribeca, Midtown, Greenwich Village and the West Village, are represented in a film-strip-like arrangement, implying motion and narrative. A color field is derived from a repeating background, and repetition of form draws the eye to details that provide context to the images, such as the presence of masks during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic or speckles of water during a rainy day. While the exhibition focuses on Manhattan, the artist has used this approach to create photographs of cities worldwide, including London, Beijing, Sydney, Trinidad, Berlin, Paris, and Medellín.
    The exhibition is generously sponsored by DUGGAL NYC and KODAK PROFESSIONAL  

    MTA Arts & Design 

    Spring 2023 Art Fairs

    I’m excited to be back to The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art. During the Spring of 2023 I’ll be in LA, Chicago, Dallas and New York, together with amazing fellow artist and friends from all around the world. These fairs have always been an important part of my career, I love meeting new artists, new collectors and art lovers, and I love the international team behind them. If you are around these cities and would like to visit the fair, I have a limited number of complimentary tickets, so don’t hesitate to send me an e-mail (or a DM on Instagram) to check their availability. 

    Spring 2023 Schedule:
 

    LOS ANGELES: The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art
    March 30 – April 2, 2023
    Barker Hangar, Santa Monica 


    CHICAGO: The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art
    April 27 – 30, 2023
    Artifact Events 

    DALLAS: The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art
    May 11 – 14, 2023
    Dallas Market Hall 


    NEW YORK CITY: The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art
    May 18 - 21
    Brooklyn Navy Yard 

    “Sound and Sight: A Duet”, an exhibition in collaboration with nAscent Art New York and Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

    I'm so happy to be part of this beautiful initiative that brings together my two passions:

    Inspired by an ongoing partnership with the noted Brooklyn Conservatory of Music in their cutting-edge Music Therapy program, The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights gallery presents “Sound and Sight: A Duet”, an exhibition in collaboration with nAscent Art New York and Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.nd Sight: A Duet”, an exhibition in collaboration with nAscent Art New York and Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.

    “Sound and Sight: A Duet” brings creative conversations to life between eight artworks and eight original musical compositions by visual artists and musicians in the New York City area.“Sound and Sight: A Duet” brings creative conversations to life between eight artworks and eight original musical compositions by visual artists and musicians in the New York City area.

    Click on the image above to learn more.

    The Immediate Image at Holden Luntz Gallery in Palm Beach, FL April 23 – June 18, 2022

    From left to right: Xan Padrón, Lawrence Schiller, Harry Benson, Joyce Tenneson and Michael Eastman

    On April 23rd I was honored and humbled to be part of the opening of this incredible exhibition at the Holden Luntz Gallery. Surrounded by photographers I’ve admired all my life, like Harry Benson, Lawrence Schiller, Joyce Tennyson and Michael Eastman… I was able to see this show in person, to spend some time with them and with the Holden and Blazing families, and to admire the force and the beauty of their beautiful work produced on Chromaluxe Dye-Sub Aluminum.

    The exhibit is on until June 18th, so if you are in Florida, make sure to stop by! More info and catalogue below: https://www.blazing.com/news/holden-luntz-the-immediate-image https://www.holdenluntz.com/magazine/exhibitions/the-immediate-image/

    “The Exhibition features 10 iconic artists and over 40 pieces of artwork all produced on Chromaluxe Dye-Sub Aluminum. Chromaluxe sponsored this exhibition and partnered with Blazing Editions & Holden Luntz to bring this beautiful collection to life. “ “The current show highlights exceptional photographs that expand the medium's boundaries by incorporating technological advancements. These unique photographs, regularly printed on paper, are now produced in the sublimated aluminum process, enhancing the resonance of their photographic work, broadening the printing capabilities within the fields of portraiture, fashion, photojournalism, and landscape photography.”

    Holden Luntz Gallery: Dialogues with Great Photographers

    Holden Luntz Gallery

    Holden Luntz gallery has conducted a series of discussions with many of the contemporary photographers that they represent. They are original interviews that cannot be found anywhere else. Photographers’ motivations and personal insights can increase the viewer’s appreciation of their work.

    Click on the image above to read the full interview.

    Solo Exhibiton at YJContemporary

    March 2022

    I’m incredibly happy to be working with Blazing Editions for this unique solo exhibition at their gallery in East Greenwich, RI. Take a look to this video and check out the amazing quality of the Dye Sublimation Onto Aluminum by Blazing Editions.



    Solo Exhibition in Ourense, Galicia

    I am really thrilled to have a solo show in my hometown in Galicia, Spain. A total of 30 works in different sizes and materials, divided in two main themes: pre and post COVID-19 works. The space for the exhibition, Centro Cultural José Ángel Valente is incredibly beautiful. The show will be up until January 2022

    WTFOLKS Exhibition at Pfizer Historical Building

    Presented by COPE NYC and beautifully curated by Vida Sabbaghi this exhibition will be on view until March 2022 at exhibition “WTFOLKS” at 630 Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn, NYC. I feel honored to be part of it, and to share the room with the amazing artists Christian Fair and Will Kurtz.

    Wall Street International Magazine reviewClick on Image to Read Article

    Personal Networks - Cambridge University Press

    Honored to have one of my pieces as the cover of this volume of Personal Networks: Classic Readings and New Directions in Egocentric Analysis



    Pescosolido, B., & Smith, E. (2021). Personal Networks: Classic Readings and New Directions in Egocentric Analysis (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences) (M. Small & B. Perry, Eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781108878296

    New England Review Vol. 42, No. 1 (2021)

    I’m excited that my 2014 photo “Joven Habana Vieja” is featured in the cover of the incredible literary magazine New England Review  Volume 42.1.  New design, essays, stories, and poems—from Susan Daitch, Carl Dennis, Matthew Lansburgh, Charif Shanahan, and more!  

    It's always a joy to collaborate. Thanks!

    The Other Art Fair Virtual Edition. Global launch, March 10-14

    I would like to invite you to the global launch of the virtual edition of The Other Art Fair on March 10-14. This will be a great opportunity to virtually visit this 3D environment with 75 TOAF artists from all over the world. You will be able to navigate the Fair, visit individual booths, chat to artists in real time, join workshops, talks, tours and many other features. I will be bringing new works from both pre-COVID-19 times, and also from NYC’s new landscape in 2020 and 2021. I have been documenting the city during this pandemic and It is amazing how the human presence in the streets of New York City has changed… Click on the image below and register online for free early access and unlock exclusive features

    “We the People” and “Baker’s Global Rainbow”

    We the People

    Ever since I started with the process of becoming a naturalized US citizen I began to play with the idea of recreating the US flag. Since I’m based in New York City and that’s the city I’ve documented the most, I started this process in my neighborhood, the West Village, at the red wall I photographed so much over the years, and then I began to look for a blue wall and a white one and once I found them I just stayed there taking pictures of people walking in the neighborhoods I inhabit ... It was a fascinating process for me, New York City is just a universe in itself and creating this flag in the city where millions of immigrants (like me) became locals, was my way of trying to visualize the “We" as opposed to the “I”. No matter how divided we think we are, we still are a community of people sharing a space in the world, and a way of life…

                                           

         

    Baker's Global Rainbow“Baker’s Global Rainbow” uses the colors of the original rainbow flag designed by artist Gilbert Baker to honor the San Francisco Gay Freedom Parade in 1978. The design of the original flag had eight colors, each one with its own symbolism, but because of practical matters, two of those colors disappeared to give rise to the flag that we have today: a six-color rainbow. This Time Lapse was created during the pandemic, with material I had from previous pieces, with images of random people passing by some of the walls featured in pieces from New York, London, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, Sidney and Los Angeles.

    NYC COVID Time Lapses

    During the summer of 2020, I was able to return to New York City, where I reside, and I began documenting this moment through its almost empty streets... The city has deeply changed. Face masks, no tourists in the streets, people working from home, many residents fled pushed by the uncertainty caused by the pandemic... The human landscape of New York City has changed dramatically and so did the behavior of those living here during COVID times. This collection is an ongoing work, which I hope helps us remember how vulnerable we are, while also serving as a reminder of New Yorkers’ epic resilience and hope.

    Time Lapse. Snow day, Midtown, NYC
    Time Lapse. Theater District, NYC
    Time Lapse. Grove Street In the rain, West Village, NYC
    Time Lapse. Broadway and Washington Place, NYC
    Time Lapse. SoHo, Greene St November 2020
    Time Lapse. Hell's Kitchen, NYC

    Brittany Ferries' Galicia

    French and Spanish ferry operator Brittany Ferries unveiled the latest addition to its fleet, Galicia wich will serve routes linking Portsmouth and Santander (northern Spain) and Portsmouth and Cherbourg (Normandy). The ship is full with art featuring the rich artistic and cultural heritage of the region that bears her name. I am honored that two works from my Time Lapse series and several other works from my project Where I Come From are hanging on the walls in different rooms inside the ship, alongside the works of a group of talented artists whose amazing works invite passengers to take a journey through the towns, countryside and coastlines of northern Spain.