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“La película sobre Ciria se estrenará en 2013 en el MoMA de Nueva York.”

EUROPA PRESS (Full review)

 “El artista español protagoniza un documental sobre el mundo del arte. ”

La Nueva España (Full review)

“Un ensayo audiovisual sobre el mundo del arte.”

El Mundo (Full review)

“El pintor Jose Manuel Ciria, objeto de un documental que se estrenará en el MoMA.”

Babab Magazine (Full review)


“José Manuel Ciria estrenará en el MoMA de Nueva York un documental sobre su vida y obra dirigido por Artur Balder.”

XTRART (Full review)



One of the world’s greatest living painters, the Spanish artist José Manuel Ciria has spent over 30 years experimenting with a tremendous range of techniques and ideas, addressing historical crises and mass media representation alongside explorations of chance procedures. He agreed to appear on camera for the first time for a film by filmmaker Artur Balder.


His follow-up, Ciria pronounced Thiria, is exactly that: a thrilling document of Ciria’s creative process, juxtaposed with intimate conversations (with his collectors, his collaborators, and the American critic Donald Kuspit) and rare archive material. From our fly-on-the-wall perspective, we watch the 53-year-old create a series of large-scale canvasses, using fat brushes and a massive squeegee to apply (and then scrape off) layer after layer of brightly colored paint. This mesmerizing footage, of a highly charged process of creation and destruction, turns Balder’s portrait of an artist into a work of art itself.