Dark room

José Ignacio Iturburu2013


Lima, Peru

Jose Ignacio Lora Iturburu (Peru) builds architectural spaces from the pictorial liberty, imaginary structures that allude to frozen, quiet and desolate spaces, sometimes very particular and others with expressive tensions obtained by the pictorial treatment. His inquiries in the geometric synthesis’ field come from the city’s urbanism, his domestic environment in the complex housing of the Torres de Limatambo (Towers of Limatambo), always fed by the lines of perspectives, street graphics and its architecture, prehispanic remains that contribute in the spatial treatments and the relation with its surroundings, the light and the shadows, among other aspects. His work for geometry has been with him since his formative stage in art school, hence the quality of his proposals and versatility, as he goes from painting to the installation, objectual or sculptural proposal. The piece "Habitación a oscuras" is the conection of pictorial creation and poetry, where the artist takes from the poet Sebastián Salazar Bondy this phrase: "Let me say that poetry is a dark room."


  • Title: Dark room
  • Creator: José Ignacio Iturburu
  • Date Created: 2013
  • Date Published: 2017-05-25
  • Location: Peru
  • Location Created: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo - Lima
  • Physical Dimensions: 110 x 160 cm.
  • Original Language: Spanish
  • Type: Artwork
  • Photographer: Juan Pablo Murrugarra
  • Publisher: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo - Lima
  • Medium: Acrylic on canvas

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