Silence (2009-2015)Over the last years I have been looking for natural landscapes and spaces that suggest an idea of silence,... Read More
Over the last years I have been looking for natural landscapes and spaces that suggest an idea of silence, with the intention of giving it a tangible form through my own photography.
This body of work was born back in 2009 with my first visit to Iceland and the fascination for the beauty and melancholy of the Icelandic landscapes. Later on I discovered places that have been dislodged from their original context, places that have been abandoned, or forgotten. Thus the core theme in this work is the silence, in nature as well as in spaces of desintegration and decay as an indicator of the inevitable and progressive of linear time.
Inspired by painters from the 19th century, I attempt to evoke to meditation by combining visual material in a way that resembles the arragement of words in a poem, seeking for a balance among them and blurring the boundaries between the naturally-occurring and the man-made, between painting and photography in a series of diptychs and triptychs.
I establish links between decaying interior spaces with pristine natural landscapes, creating metaphors about the fate of those interiors returning to their initial state, where nature regains its lost space. I try to find images that are complementary and that somehow relate, either by the type of light, texture, colour, the atmosphere that they transmit or the aura they have. There must be something that unifies them and they should give us the feeling that they belong to the same place; that they belong to each other.
Each work, part of a series, could function independently, however, when combined, the dialogue and balance between them manage to convey my own system of seeing and understanding. I try to create atmospheres that are located between fact and fiction, reality and imagination.