Giraut presents us with a perpetual site of distress. Implicated as central to the scene that continually pans around us, we are, nonetheless, always looking to what is off-camera, just outside the frame. Caught in a cycle of looking the viewer is thrown between a scene of destruction, the aftermath of an accident, and the props of cinematic production.
David Ferrando Giraut was born in Negreira, A Coruña, Spain and is now based in London. His work explores the parallelism between image and audio recordings and the idea of ruin, and the links between ruin and allegory. Often influenced by the aesthetics of horror films and B movies, his pieces show a fascination with the ghostly qualities of audiovisual technologies, and an interest in nostalgia, understood as a tool of analysis with which to prompt a critical gaze upon our present. His education includes the LUX Associate Artist Programme; MFA in Fine Arts, Goldsmiths College, University of London; Master in Photography, Art and Technique, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain; BA in Fine Arts, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain. Recent selected solo exhibitions include: The Fantasist, MACUF, A Coruña, Spain (2011); Journeys End in Lovers Meetings, 10/12 – Or Nothing, Brussels (2011); Journeys End in Lovers Meetings, Galería Visor, Valencia, Spain (2010). Recent group shows included ARCO 2011, Galeria Visor, Madrid; Against Gravity ICA, London (2010); Time Capsules, The Gallery SOHO, London (2010); I See Myself Where I Am Not, Foremans Smokehouse Gallery, Hackney Wick, London (2010); Saturday Night Screening LoBe, Berlin (2010); Everything is Out There, Inéditos, La Casa Encendida, Madrid (2010); TOPSY, SAM Gallery, North American-Chilean Institute of Culture, Santiago, Chile and Six D.O.G.S., Athens (2010); Between a Hole and a Home, James Taylor Gallery, London (2010); ARCO 2010, Galería Visor, Madrid. He is recipient of Fundación Arte y Derecho, Spain, Grant for production of art projects (2009); Unión Fenosa, Spain, Grant for production of art projects (2009); V Prize Auditorio de Galicia for young artists, Honorific mention (2007); Grant for postgraduate studies abroad. Barrié de la Maza Foundation for an MFA in Fine Arts, Goldsmiths College, London. (2006-2008).