2020 / Book
On Barely Nothing
On Barely Nothing addresses silence. Silence as a haven, as a poetic expression. As an answer to the overload of sounds and images in which we are drenched. Quietude as an instance of critical reflection. In a circular path, the images begin in grayish tones, move on to cooler colors, then follow on to warmer tones and finally return to gray. They evoke the comings and goings of urban wanderings during which they were captured. The autor thus defines what moves him: "when photographing the architecture, my endeavour is to draw thoughts, project desires, and build spaces for the imagination".
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.