BIO

“Through photography I create vivid images, able to tell stories themselves to the viewer. Pictures in which each element of the photograph comes to life, and the whole picture vibrates with the rest of the forms. To get it, I use to work true to these forms, to the light, to the lines, to the textures, inherent elements of photographic creation, keeping emotions and objectivity under control and taking over it through photography.

My ultimate goal is simple; I’m just looking for creating honest and beautiful images, getting a rhythmic emotion. Just photography.”

I’m Jon Astorquiza, graduated in Fine Arts in Photography and Audiovisual specialty in Basque Country University. I have postgraduate studies in Cultural Management in the Oberta University of Catalunya, and have a lot of experience in Marketing and Communication and in technology consultancy fields. Actually, I’m Marketing and Product Development Director in a Communication Engineering.

I’m also Director of Technarte, the International Conference on Art and Technology which holds annually in Bilbao and in Los Angeles. At the same time, I’m the manager and member of the jury of  CARSARTE, the National Competition of Painting and Digital Art that in 2017 holds the VIII edition.

In 2013 I got an Honor Mention in the International Competition of Photography “Shoot the journey, and I was one of the selected photographs for VIPHOTO, the Contemporary Photography Festival of Vitoria. I was selected too for taking part in Getxoarte, the Festival of Emerging Art in Getxo. On June, I exhibited “Silence, we’re shooting” collection in Torrene Aretoa Gallery in Getxo.

In the last years I won the third price in the Photography Competition “Bicycles are not for summer organised by MOB (Makers of Barcelona) and Nila Productions, taking part in the exhibition with the rest of the awarded and selected photographs. I also took part in the Collective Photography Exhibition organised by the Official Architects Assocation of Castilla–La Mancha.