Represented artists

Mar Arza, Miguel Rio Branco, Antoni Campañà, Vari Caramés, Blanca Casas Brullet, Ceesepe, Colita, Nicolás Combarro, Jean Denant, Pep Durán, Gonzalo Elvira, Andrés Galeano, Marcel Giró, Lluís Hortalà, Ouka Leele, German Lorca, Fina Miralles, Miquel Mont, Marina Núñez, Lois Patiño, Diogo Pimentão, Palmira Puig-Giró, Montserrat Soto, Miguel Trillo.

About Gallery

RocioSantaCruz is a dynamic space for contemporary creation and thought in all its manifestations. Situated in the neuralgic center of Barcelona, the venue showcases projects by both established artists and emerging talents.

True to is trajectory since its creation in 1994 in Paris as a publisher of artists’ books, RocioSantaCruz honors its commitment to highlighting unpublished archives with the aim of sparking a conversation between the avant-gardes of the latter half of the 20th century and new contemporary practices. The gallery is conceived as a place for experimentation, a forum for discussion, and a space for the diffusion of new practices, where particular interest is paid to photography, experimental cinema, and the archive and publication of artists’ books.

États limites

Thursday September 15th:
From 12pm, professionals' opening / 6pm general public
Friday 16th & Saturday 17th: 11am - 8pm
Sunday 18th: 11am - 3pm

With États limites(1) Jean Denant alludes to the organization of those territories that, being imagined or real, nourish each other, highlighting the porous fragility of borders, be they psychological, geographical or political. Borders that are essentially turning points where flows change direction, social constructions - fences, passports, maps... - that are not meant to prevent things from moving, but act as symbols of movement itself. 

Denant returns to architecture and its materials (cement, brick, stone) to bring us closer to those enclaves, in which the exchanges function as a metaphor of the poetics that emerges out of the concrete and heads towards the symbolic, navigating between subjectivity and that which is common to us.
(1) Borderline states

Jean Denant

Jean Denant (Sète, France, 1979) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work, which moves between painting, architecture, design and sculpture, explores new fields across a pluralistic practice which delves into nature and its materials, gestures and identity, always reflecting on the concept of reconstruction.

Graduated in Applied Arts, he also studies Fine Arts in Toulouse and Cracovia. He is represented in France by the gallery Anne de Villepox (Paris) and in Spain by RocioSantaCruz (Barcelona). In his work, Denant plays with architecture using simple and typical construction materials: giving them an artistic finish provokes a voluntary discrepancy between the nobility of the gesture and the precarity of the materials. His work defies definitions y suppresses the limits between Art and Reality, thus connecting with the proposals of post-structuralist philosophy.

His work has been part of important international group exhibitions at the Musée de l’Homme (Paris), Printemps de Septembre (Toulouse), FIAC Hors les Mur (Paris) and individual exhibitions and projects in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Barcelona, Geneva, Russia, China, Venezuela, United Arab Emirates and Seoul.