José Díaz at The Goma / Madrid, Spain

José Díaz / La mañana


15 November, 2018 – 19 January, 2019

The Goma
Fúcar 12
28014 Madrid, Spain


“After dreaming; the unfocused ceiling, between pillows and flat worlds. An abstraction against the light. Just as I make it out, it fades away. Consciousness has still not kicked in. Almost a floor, almost a wall, almost a corner. A line, a second and the morning hack. Toothpaste, gel, circular movements, foam, solid, solid in the faucet. Time has passed, there is always something that fades away. Brick red, earth red, twilight red, the sky on the right of the sky on the left and in the middle the sky in stereo. Signs that things happen, the kind of signs, through violence, through time, that are erased, or flattened, others expanded to create boundaries, others smell like mint, others taste like strawberry, others leap and fade away. From the tube of Signal, over 5 rooftops, to the papers I signed and then to the garland of lights. It’s almost that, similar, but always changing. It’s in a nightclub, in a bed behind the smoke, it’s in deformity and it’s among the drums”


José Díaz (Madrid, 1981) graduated with a BA in Fine Art and an MA in Art and Creation from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. His work has been exhibited this year at Generaciones (La Casa Encendida, Madrid) and at Glutinum Mundi (Sala Rekalde, Bilbao). Also worth underscoring are such previous projects as Promotora (Can Felipa, Barcelona, 2017), Retroalimentación (Sala de Arte Joven de la Comunidad de Madrid, 2014), Sin Motivo Aparente (CA2M, 2013, Madrid), Iceberg ( Matadero, Madrid, 2012) and Inéditos ( La Casa Encendida, Madrid, 2012). His work is currently on view in Querer parecer noche, the exhibition at Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo. La mañana is the artist’s third exhibition at The Goma.