TITLE: "Lines of Shadow"
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)
Architect and photographer, José Roberto Bassul was born in Rio de Janeiro and lives in Brasilia. Focusing on architecture and urban landscapes, his work has been awarded in several important international competitions and published in specialized magazines such as B+W Magazine (USA), Minimalissimo (England), Luz del Norte (Mexico), BEX Magazine (Argentina) and Photo (France). His photographs have been exhibited in festivals, galleries and museums, individually in Brazil and collectively in many cities worldwide, and are part of relevant private and public collections. In 2018 he published a photobook named Concretist Cityscape, which is already sold out.
2019+2018+2017+2016. IPA – Int'l Photography Awards (1st place,2nd place and honorable mentions)
2019+2018. Moscow Foto Awards (gold and silver and honorable mention)
2018+2016. Festival Internacional Paraty Em Foco (exhibition awards)
2018+2017. Prix de la Photographie Paris PX3 (gold and bronze)
2018+2017. Tokio Foto Awards (silver and bronze and honorable mention)
2018+2017. Siena International Photo Awards (finalist)
2018+2017+2016. Fine Art Photography Awards (nominee)
2018+2017. Mostra de portfólios Festival de Fotografia de Tiradentes (selected)
2017. LensCulture Network Gallery (selected for online exhibition)
2017. Magnum Caravan Brasil (special mention)
2017+2016. Le Plus Grand Concours Photo du Monde, PHOTO Magazine (lauréat)
2017+2016. Monochrome Awards (honorable mentions)
2016. Miami Street Photography Awards (finalist)
2016. Sony World Photography Awards (commended)
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