The artist’s interaction with his immediate environment regarding urban spaces that make up daily life lends Larrañaga’s work a plural taste of inquisitive originality; for this purpose, Gorka recycles objects and advertising brochures from his city wandering to create pictorial-photographic-sculptural works that constantly verge on abstraction and create open spaces for the viewer.
Mexico City’s valley, with its large dimensions, seems as an exaggeration of any possible form for any other city. That is why its inhabitants call it the monster city: “I’ve had to put up with it, I’ve had to live it, I’ve had to feel it… and sometimes, I’ve hated it, because Mexico City is a city without pedestrians… and I am a pedestrian…”
This look’s approach is placed between the universe of the enthusiasm and the overflowing excitement that the city causes, where One and All dissolve and cancel each other to finally define themselves in the context of what Mexico City means. Uncovering its unfathomable mysteries is one of the purposes of this project.
His media is painting related with public spaces and image technologic media. He works from a social milieu look, recovering little transit sounds like small consuming objects of every day life. His thoughts focus in using these consuming elements in a new project game, from a media such as painting. Holder of an Art Master’s Degree specializing in Painting at the Basque Country Public University. In 2007 he was invited to the E.H.U. / U.P.V – A.L. program for graduate students exchange with UNAM. He undertook a research residence at San Carlos’s College for the Master of Visual Arts of UNAM.
2011 JOSTAILUAK. Espacio cultural de la universidad Iberoamericana de la Mexico City.
2010 MATERIA + MATERIA. Espora Galería. Santiago de Chile, Chile.
2009 IBILTARIA. Galería de la Consejería de Cultura. Embajada de Spain, México.
2008 BATETIKBESTEA. Studio Cerrillo Gallery. San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México.
2007 ARQUEOLOGÍA URBANA. CUADRO Gallery. Gran Canaria, Spain.
2005 LEHIOAK. Vito 021 Gallery. San Sebastián, Spain
2010 NATURALEZA Y ASFALTO. Galería Urbana Blanquis. Mexico City.
2009 100 AÑOS DE GRAFICA INTERNACIONAL EN MÉXICO. Museum of Graphic Arts. Toluca, México.
2004 EXPULUM ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO. Murcia, Spain.
2009 Jose Antonio Oteiza Foundation fellowship. Spain
2004 “Expulm Arte Contemporáneo” work donation, Murcia, Spain 2001 Ramón Iriarte painting award, Azkoita, Spain.