Silver 2019 / Fine Art / Abstract

Next to Nothing

  • Prizes
    Silver in Fine Art/Abstract
  • Photographer
    José Roberto Bassul

In the era of consumption and individualism, architecture has been conceived as 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 simple geometric compositions. The resulting images allude to minimalism both as visual language and as critical attitude towards excess consumption.

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.