Silver 2019 Architecture / Buildings
The "Minimal Poetics" series approachs pauses and silences. It contrasts with the world we live in, filled with with appeals to consumption and images saturated with information and colors. It looks for visual refuges in urban landscapes, also polluted by excesses. Minimalist, with few geometric elements expressed in faded colors, it takes architecture as a photographic object to evoke the thought of David Le Breton, for whom "to remain silent and to walk are nowadays two forms of political resistance."
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.