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. Focusing on architecture and the urban landscape, his work has been awarded in several important international competitions and published in specialized magazines such as B&W Magazine (USA), Minimalissimo (England), Luz del Norte (Mexico), BEX Magazine (Argentina) and Photo (France). His photographs were exhibited individually in Brazil and collectively in many cities worldwide and are part of relevant public and private collections.