TOKYO-2018 Fine Art / Other

Lines of Shadow

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Other
  • Photographer
    Jose Roberto Bassul
  • Technical Info
    Digital Photography
  • Photo Date
    2017-2018

This project is articulated by photographs of ordinary buildings. Compositions formed by lines and shaded surfaces seek to find an abstract and minimalist aesthetic in the daily life of the urban environment. The intention is to suggest that art can be perceived anywhere by anyone. By moving away from the realistic representation of its object - the architectural building - and adopting a visual record close to the drawing or engraving, each image provokes doubts and stimulates the questioning of the photographic language itself. “Lines of Shadow”, in short, is an invitation to look.

Architect and photographer, José Roberto Bassul was born in Rio de Janeiro and lives in Brasilia. His photography turns to architecture and cityscape. In the attempt to shift the concrete world of buildings to the senses’ intangible territory, he explores abstraction and geometry. He has received several awards and his works has often been exposed in festivals, galleries and museums. With two two published photobooks, he has works in important private collections, and in the public collections of the National Museum of the Republic in Brasilia and the Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro - MAR.