We have the pleasure of presenting extraordinary new works by Albarrán Cabrera. In the course of several months in quarantine, the artist duo developed a novel process in the studio in Barcelona by combining two print techniques from the last two centuries. They have created glass plates with tinted cyanotypes and gold leaf or Mica, paying homage to the warm golden hues in the work of Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) and the blue shades characteristic of the cyanotype process invented by John Herschel (1792-1871). The duo’s intriguing works are incredibly detailed and their colours exquisitely nuanced, ranging from deep indigo shadows to patches of radiant amber light.
Anna Cabrera und Angel Albarrán in their own words: “Sometimes the available printing technology is not enough for you to show your vision. Then, it’s your option to change that. We have been very busy for the last months researching all kinds of publications and working very hard in the darkroom. We wanted to find new ways to show the concepts and ideas that we want to explain through our work. After a lot of trial and error, we are happy to have expanded our photography syntax with a different technique. We are following the steps of photography pioneers John Herschel and Edward S. Curtis using some of the primary materials of the medium: cyanotype, glass, gelatin and gold: no more, no less.”