Javier Erre (born in Spain, 1981) is a visual artist and painter who explores a narrative and figurative language strongly influenced by photography and digital media. He relates memory and personal recollections to the present through the use of distortion, as a kind of trope that resignifies the images he works with, mostly from family albums.
His current project around the concept of family, recollections and the construction of memory attempts to give a visual appearance to the creative and destructive behavior of memory, sometimes delicate or fun, sometimes harsh or painful. In the same way, as memory does, the image is erased, isolated, doubled, interpreted, distorted… He tries to make present the fact that the past constitutes us in the present, even (or even more) if we are not aware of it. Making it present allows us to enjoy it or heal it if necessary.