Portrait of a Friend in Exile. Barcelona, 1982. A portrait in exile is a picture of a fragment of someone, trying to reconstruct, reconstitute, to be again. An incomplete face, with hidden, latent features. A pair of cloudy, darkened eyes, looking through black wool, gazing at the new reality they are trying to understand. In exile, friends replace family, and constitute a bond that is similar to that of blood relatives, but different. Parties, birthdays, these are celebrated with the new family made up of the group of friends who all arrived more or less together. The intimacy of familial relations is complete, but the face is not, and history is not either.