Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Fine Art / Abstract

Subtle Fragments

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    Jose Roberto Bassul
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“Subtle Fragments” is a small tribute to the greatest Portuguese architect, Álvaro Siza, whose works stand out for their discretion. Taken at the headquarters of the Iberê Camargo Foundation, Siza's only work in Brazil, the photographs avoid the iconic exaltation of the building. They prefer to subtract from it abstract fractions that, due to the graininess, suggest pencil drawings. The sequencing of the images, sometimes bathed in sunlight or artificial lighting, symbolically addresses the formal and rhythmic articulation that occurs between the exterior and interior spaces of the building.

Photographer and architect, José Roberto Bassul lives in Brasília. He has received several awards, including the 1st place at the Int'l Photography Awards 2018 and the title of Book Photographer of the Year at the Moscow Int'l Foto Awards 2020. Published in Brazil, France, USA, England, Mexico, Argentina, Italy and Spain, his work has been frequently shown in dozens of solo or collective exhibitions. He has works in important private and public collections such as the National Museum of the Republic in Brasília, the Museum of Photography in Fortaleza, and MAR - Museum of Art of Rio de Janeiro.