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Born in Orihuela (Spain) in 1971, Ricardo Cases holds a BA in Information Sciences from the University of the Basque Country (Spain). In 2006 he joined the Blank Paper photography collective. He has published four photobooks: Belleza de barrio (2008), La caza del lobo congelado (2009), Paloma al aire (2011) and El porqué de las naranjas (2014).
“His photographic work focuses on the yearnings of the human being, the deep and universal longings of the citizen of the mass society, fighting against banality in an effort to transcend, confronting his own dignity with a medium always untrustworthy. To this end, he turns his eye to expressions of contemporary folklore, looping for the truth of the Spaniard: a townsman who is forced to live in the city, in modernity. Beyond a pop appearance —distant and cynical— he is interested in what is human and anthropological. Beyond the social and documentary, he searches for the truthful and universal pulsations beating beneath the banal surface —often kitsch and lacking glamour— of contemporary Spain.” (Luis López Navarro)