Hamelín's Throne. Kings of Our Contemporaneity by Jordi Diaz Alama

12th Annual ARC Salon (2016-2017)

Jordi Diaz Alama

Hamelín's Throne. Kings of Our Contemporaneity

2015

195 x 195 cm | 76 3/4 x 76 3/4 in

Mixed technique

  • Honorable Mention / Figurative

Exhibiting at the MEAM

This work is on loan from a private collection.

Alamà depicts some of the milestones of contemporary reality, which suffers from being too modern, thirsting for models, aesthetic prescriptions and behavior. "I present my main characters as the inaccessible heroes of a contemporary era. In a society in which trends and fashions are the crests of an uncertain and turbulent path, it is the characters who stand as constants, as new kings and relative leaders of a society hungry for patrons, voracious consumers of images already eager to live in the tomorrow, while still clinging on to the presumed banners of today. Footballers, pop singers, heartfelt street people, and fashion victims are in charge of preaching the current trend to be followed. Hamelín keeps on playing, and there is a party in the river.”

- Jordi Diaz Alamà


Hamelín's Throne: Kings of our Contemporaneity by Jordi Diaz Alamà received the Vila Casas Foundation Painting Award in September 2016 and a Honorable Mention in the Figurative Category in the 12th International ARC Salon Competition.