Black and White Photography
Erola Arcalís’ practice uses the lyricism of the black and white photographic image to create fictional narratives that navigate between the staged and the encountered. The work often overlays abstract images, natural landscape and still lifes. Similar to the poetry of Anne Carson, Arcalís’ images combine to form ephemeral narratives which revolve around mythology, personal experience, dream and fiction.
Erola Arcalís (Menorca, Spain, 1986) is a recent graduate from Royal College of Art (MA Photography, 2017) currently living in London. Latest exhibited works include: A Corner With Erola Arcalís, A Corner With Gallery, solo show, London, 2018; Monochrome, Limehouse, London 2017; Lethe, RCA Degree Show, London 2017; Near Sighted, Photography
Project Space, London 2017; Vtopos, Studio Riverlight, London 2016; Paradise Lost, Morgan, London 2016; Natura Morta, Curve Garden, London 2015. Arcalís has published the Yaw of Callisto, in collaboration with Tom Hatton; and Gazing and Gazing Still, both exhibited in Offprint Fair 2016 and 2017 at Tate Modern. Her work has been featured in Source magazine 2017, and most recently shortlisted for New Contemporaries 2018.