Galería Rafa


With the creation of Los Sentidos Editions, we wanted to tackle a new project that we believe will be useful in helping to understand the work of contemporary artists.

In its first collection, the hidden face, basically contemplates the publication of exclusively literary works by visual artists who in one way or another write, either about their work or about the world around them; critical or fictional texts that until now have remained in folders waiting to see the light. Books that will make up a collection that will be enriched over the years and that we are sure will become a reference in a field so far little explored.

Colección - La cara oculta I

Little Memories

Luis Gordillo

LUIS GORDILLO HAD A GREEN NOTEBOOK of which we knew from the artist himself that it contained one-line poems and a list of painting titles. This is not a diary but rather a heterogeneous and heterodox record of occurrences that appear as if by chance, only that the conductor through which this chance is transmitted is Luis Gordillo and his idea of literature.

P.Y. 2009 From the introductory text of Little Memories.

Nº of pages: : 120
Binding: Paperback with dust jacket
Dimensions: 23 x 13 cm.
P.V.P.: 15 €.


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Geografía para ciegos

Daniel Verbis

A Spanish painter who thinks, who writes not only essays but also verses, creative prose. And his book, GEOGRAPHY FOR THE BLIND is a collection of traditional poems, that is, written in verse. Poems arranged in space, on the blank page, symmetrically, around an axis. Acid, interrogative, doubtful, uncertain, vibratile, digressive, zigzagging poetry. The uncertainty of our time. Chaos and calm and the miraculous “dark clarity” that denotes authentic poetry.

J.M. Bonet. 2010 From the prologue of Geography for the Blind.

Nº of pages: : 128
Binding: Paperback with dust jacket
Dimensions: 23 x 13 cm.
P.V.P.: 15 €.


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Moving Around

Jesús Palomino

THE MOST DIRECT INTENTION that a travel book seeks is to transmit to the reader the impressions, anecdotes and adventures of the traveler with the idea of presenting an enlightening vision of the countries or cultures visited. In the case of this book, MOVING ARAUND, the intention is not too far from that idea: to explain the relationship between travel and a certain way of understanding contemporary artistic practices and, as far as possible, to narrate the circumstances in which some of the projects have been carried out.

Jesús Palomino. 2010. From the epilogue of Moving Around.

Nº of pages: : 160
Binding: Paperback with dust jacket
Dimensions: 23 x 13 cm.
P.V.P.: 15 €.


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Melancólico Rococó

Guillermo Pérez Villalta

Like a gardener with a fine eye, Guillermo P. Villalta goes through the History of Art, always making of it a personal and even marginal reading, in its most committed sense. With these reflections on the Rococo Guillermo P. Villalta vindicates it as an authentic artistic movement in itself and not as what it was always considered: a sub-style of the Baroque, demonstrating with the purest sense of humor, that this movement not only belongs to a time in history but is a constant in all eras.

Presentation of Melancholic Rococo.R.O. 2010.

Nº of pages: : 88
Binding: Paperback with dust jacket
Dimensions: 23 x 13 cm.
P.V.P.: 15 €.


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José María Yturralde

Reviewing his childhood, youth and maturity and remembering and recognizing the different experiences that marked him emotionally and aesthetically, José María Yturralde takes us on a journey through the world of art and introduces us to his personal and peculiar way of seeing, feeling and making art.

Number of pages: 160
Binding: Paperback with dust jacket
Dimensions: 23 x 13 cm
P.V.P.: 18 €.


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La comodidad puede matar

Antoni Socías

COMFORT CAN KILL offers readers a new vision of the art world that is “acidic” and ironic, different and “irreverent”, through a compilation of essays, letters, musings, reflections, axioms, statements and stories, whose central protagonists are artists or direct or indirect artistic events.

Number of pages: 184
Binding: Paperback with dust jacket
Dimensions: 23 x 13 cm
P.V.P.: 18 €.


N.S.E.O. Todo reside en eso
N.S.E.O. Todo reside en eso.
Juan Suárez.

Catalog of the exhibition held in 2015 at Rafael Ortiz gallery. Seville.  

THROUGHOUT THE PAGES of Imágenes y visiones de Córdoba we attend the journey through the history of the city following the painted, engraved and photographed iconography that Cordoba has provided from the sixteenth century to the present, without disregarding the emotional value that these images generated for the shaping of the new national spirit throughout the nineteenth century and its high interest for the awareness and preservation of our heritage.

Number of pages: 64
Binding: Paperback with flaps
ISBN: 978-84-942479-1-0
Dimensions: 27 x 21,5 cm.
P.V.P.: 10 €.

Juan Francisco Isidro. La intensa levedad.

The intense lightness. Catalog of the retrospective exhibition held in 2011 at Sala Santa Inés. Seville

Juan Francisco Isidro.

Juan Francisco Isidro is surely one of those artists. His early death cut short a brilliant career but, despite his youth, the discipline with which he approached his work made possible an accomplished oeuvre, capable of configuring an independent, personal and genuine creative universe.

Edition: Bilingual (Spanish-English)
Number of pages: 124
Binding: Paperback
Illustrations: In color
Dimensions: 28,5 x 22,5 cm
ISBN: 978-84-615-0978-2
P.V.P.: 18 €.

Imágenes y visiones de Córdoba

Images and visions of Córdoba.

José María Baez.

THERE ARE ARTISTS WHOSE WORK IS DEVELOPED OUTSIDE THOSE CONTINUOUS SWINGS IN THE TASTE OF THE CRITICISM AND PUBLIC, proposals that for their rigor, constancy, creativity and coherence, are always current, simply because they were never in fashion.

Number of pages: : 120
Binding: Paperback with flaps
ISBN: 978-84-942479-0-3
Dimensions: 23 x 16,5 cm.
P.V.P.: 21 €.

Santiago del Campo. Escenógrafo

Santiago del Campo. Escenógrafo. Las Iglesias del Gran San Pablo. Sevilla

Antonio Barrionuevo

Strolling through the Seville unknown to the general public, we recognize with clear clarity the boldness of the architectural forms of the churches of the San Pablo neighborhood and their sophisticated proportions. In the sixties of the twentieth century, Santiago del Campo, a plastic artist, received a very special commission and created his exciting scenographies: “It is the first time I have to close my eyes and imagine a church, a whole church, in which all the architecture is erected but without color, without flooring and without anything. I have to coat it with light and symbology”.

This book offers us a detailed review of the surprising architectural and artistic heritage of the churches of the San Pablo Polygon in Seville.

Number of pages: : 125
Binding: Paperback with flaps
ISBN: 978-84-942479-0-4
Dimensions: 23 x 16,5 cm.
P.V.P.: 21 €.