Madrid

Francisco Ruiz de Infante

Galería Elba Benitez

For this exhibition, entitled “Los Huesos blandos” (The bland bones), Francisco Ruiz occupied the entire gallery as well as the patio that it shares with its neighbor, so that from the street entrance one proceeded directly into the artist’s intervention. Eight interdependent installations provided an overview of his current work and also suggested possible new directions.

The pieces that he created for this occasion, independent of thematic references, engaged their immediate surroundings; Ruiz allowed the space to act on him before imposing any limits on it, before circumscribing it. In this way, his installations always acquire a particular relevance, and the work becomes, in some sense, unrepeatable, despite certain recurrent motifs or elements. For example, he does seem to have a certain fetish for chairs. Encore je suis un Enfant (Still I am a child, 1990), comprised a set of chairs

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