“Tapicería Juan Luis”

A relational and independent show between the public and the private

  • Keko Martínez Universidad Politécnica de Valencia


Tapicería Juan Luis is an independent exhibition project inaugurated in Malaga (Spain) on April 1, 2023. It develops from a relationship of more than 6 months with an old upholsterer diagnosed with a personality disorder.

Initially, the study arises due to the typographical and compositional interest that we feel when observing the way in which this subject arranges a series of posters and claim documents on the facade of his home, which, in the past, had functioned as his upholstery. The fact of using the public-private space for a personal matter aroused our interest immediately, and we decided to start investigating about it.