Amor propio

  • Jaime Lieberman
  • 2015
  • Inv. No. 256.15.01
  • Edition 30 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Still life
Size M
50x69cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting

Jaime Lieberman’s photographs start from the still-life genre to give it a contemporary reinterpretation. The genre is renewed from within and what communicates this divergence with respect to tradition is not so much the layout of the photograph but its content. Indeed, the works in the series acquire meaning in relation to their title, which makes it possible to understand the sense of what, at first glance, may seem to be an accumulation of unrelated objects.
The colours are of crucial importance and play a leading role, thanks to their ability to attract the attention of external eyes, facilitated by the neutrality of the background. The artist’s touch of madness is unleashed with the delicate flair of one who wants to astonish, inspired by tradition that is reinvented and conceived for a new and attentive audience that must be conquered and drawn in.
After studying photography at the Escola Grisart in Barcelona, Jamie Lieberman commenced his promising career with a photo shoot for Soho Shop published in Vogue in 2007. He later continued his artistic path by collaborating with other authoritative periodicals such as Horizon Magazine, Revista Zero and Shanghai Magazine. In 2013 he participated in a collective exhibition entitled Points of View (Photography) at Galeria N.2 in Barcelona. At the gallery, he showed Verde Santo, the first work in an extensive series that takes a demystifying look at the still-life genre. The magazine Arte Fotografico examined this distinctive artistic aspect and that year it published an article on one of Lieberman’s most famous works, Bodegón: two eccentric photo series in which he proposes this reinterpretation with erotic shading. The following year – 2014 – he participated in the Semana Cultural de Sallent and was also one of the key figures in a collective exhibition staged at the Teatro La Massa in Vilassar de Dalt. In 2015 he was a guest at Art Photo Barcelona, a photographic festival of emerging artists and specialized galleries. There he showed abstract photographs in which black backgrounds are crossed by cracks of polychrome lights.