Gold 2019 / Architecture / Buildings

Minimal Poetics

  • Prizes
    Gold in Architecture/Buildings
  • Photographer
    José Roberto Bassul

The photographs in this series contrast with the world we live in, which is filled with images saturated with information and colors. They seek out visual refuges in urban landscapes, also polluted by excesses. Minimalist, with few geometric elements expressed in faded colors, "Minimal Poetics" takes architecture as a photographic object to evoke pauses and silences.

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.