Málaga, Spain, 1988


In her drawings there is a predominance of black and white and a clear influence of vintage photography – mainly anonymous. It’s precisely after rethinking these photographs that she begins to draw. The final result of this process is an oddity that creates an uneasy sensation which transports you, taking you further in than a superficial first glance would.
There is a fundamental stylistic feature that stands out in her series: silence. The images transmit stillness, an inner calm chaos where existence seems to be floating, on hold. “The individual and the recovering of what was lost through the memory are constant features of my work.” In the landscapes and scenes created by Irene González, time seems to be suspended, but in there, things are changing imperceptibly. They are the full instant.