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Next to Nothing

  • Photographer
    Jose Roberto Bassul
  • Agency / Studio

In the era of consumption and individualism, architecture has been conceived as spectacle, an object to be recognized and admired. The "Next to Nothing" series consists of abstract representations of contemporary architecture. Almost unrecognizable fractions of remarkable buildings articulate very simple geometric compositions. The resulting images allude to minimalism both as visual language and as critical attitude towards the "society of the spectacle" (Guy Debord) in which we live.

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)