Pedro is Barcelona artist Pere Ibañez's sixth photo series and most personal body of work to date. A project born after the sudden passing of Ibañez's father and a pivot from the dark themed pieces of past collections. The new series comprises a mixture of techniques in order to incorporate old restored family photos onto new compositions. The result is an eclectic dreamlike collection of personal moments that explore and elevate universal elements such as the passage of time, family values, and love.
Over a decade, Barcelona native Pere Ibañez has earned international recognition for his emotionally-charged artwork. Drawing inspiration from the dramatic and suspenseful styles of genre films, these images seek to explore aspects of human nature that often go underplayed and trivialised. Instead, through photography and poetry, Ibañez magnifies both the falls and ascensions of the human experience through his own lens.
Pere Ibañez’s works have been embraced around the globe. His five previous photobooks have been released over 50 countries to date, all of them ranking #1 in iTunes sales for art eBooks in Spain. His work has received international awards and honour mentions while been featured in exhibitions and publications across the US, Asia and Europe.
Having explored themes of domestic violence, societal pressure on the individual, racism and most recently collaborating with Chinese NGO CandleX.cn in a Bipolar Disorder Awareness Campaign, this new collection serves as a tribute and celebration of the life of Pedro Ibañez, his late father.
This new series comprises a mixture of techniques, from acrylic painting to collage and digital reconstruction; and serves as a pivot from the dark themed works Ibañez is known for. An eclectic dream-like collection of personal moments that explore and elevate universal elements like the pass of time, the value of family, love and learning to cope with grief.