Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Fine Art / Abstract

Subtle Fragments

  • Photographer
    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.

José Roberto Bassul was born in Rio and lives in Brasilia. His photography turns to architecture and urban environment as an attempt "to draw thoughts, project desires and built spaces for the imagination". He has received several awards and his works has often been exhibited in festivals, galleries and museums in solo and group shows in Brazil and abroad. He has published two photobooks. His works belong to important private and public collections such as those of National Museum of Republic (Brasilia), Art Museum of Rio, Museum of Modern Art (Rio) and Museum of Photography (Fortaleza)