One of the most important artistic movements in history, born in the early XXth century, Constructivism defended a geometric and abstract aesthetic, free from representations. Art ceased to reproduce conservative values to become an instrument of social transformation through the "concrete reality" of lines, surfaces and planes.
Mondrian, one of its greatest exponents, went so far as to say that he believed in the day when "society would no longer need art, for if constructivist art were inserted in the city through architecture, everyone would be living inside a great work of art".
A century later, when the contemporary world is once again plagued by political conservatism, by the exacerbation of nationalisms and by religious fundamentalism, the constructivist concepts resurface.
The “Lines of Shadow” series proposes a dialogue with this important artistic movement. Geometric, abstract, almost two-dimensional, its images are formed by the drawing of light in ordinary buildings in Brasilia, a city that evokes the thinking of Mondrian.
AUTHOR: José Roberto Bassul BRAZIL
José Roberto Bassul is an architect and photographer. Born in Rio de Janeiro, he lives in Brasilia, Brazil. His favorite subjects are architecture, cityscapes and contemporary aspects of urban life. He acts as an authorial photographer. His works have been exhibited in art galleries and are held in private and public collections.
Selected and awarded in some important competitions and exhibitions, such as:
2017. LensCulture Network Gallery (selected)
2017. IPA – International Photography Awards (honorable mention)
2017. Prix de la Photographie Paris PX3 (gold award)
2017. Magnum Caravan Brazil (special mention)
2017. Mostra de Portfolios, Festival de Fotografia de Tiradentes (selected)
2016. Monochrome Awards (honorable mention)
2016. Le Plus Grand Concours Photo du Monde, PHOTO Magazine (lauréat)
2016. IPA – International Photography Awards (honorable mention)
2016. LensCulture Exposure Awards (competition gallery)
2016. Miami Street Photography Awards (finalist)
2016. LensCulture Emergent Talents Awards (competion gallery)
2016. Festival Internacional Paraty Em Foco (finalist)
2016. Travel Photographer of the Year Contest, National Geographic (editors’ favorite)
2016. LensCulture Street Photography Awards (competion gallery)
2016 e 2017. Fine Art Photography Awards (nominee)
2016. Sony World Photography Awards (commended)