Silver winner in Architecture / Buildings / 2019
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."
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)