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Albano Afonso

Brazilian, b. 1964

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Albano Afonso

Brazilian, b. 1964

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Through photographs, installations, projections, and objects, Albano Afonso explores light, to him the intangible element that makes painting, photography, film, and vision itself possible. Afonso is interested in the anatomy of light: its intensity or softness, its ability to both illuminate and obscure, its sources, its symbolic and utilitarian uses, and its beauty. For example, in his 2001 series “Auto-retrato como luz (Self-Portrait as Light)”, he photographed his reflection in windows and mirrors with the flash on, effectively replacing his head with a stunning burst of pure light.

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Group show at a major institution
Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo (MAM)
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
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Included in a major biennial
EVA International
Biography

Through photographs, installations, projections, and objects, Albano Afonso explores light, to him the intangible element that makes painting, photography, film, and vision itself possible. Afonso is interested in the anatomy of light: its intensity or softness, its ability to both illuminate and obscure, its sources, its symbolic and utilitarian uses, and its beauty. For example, in his 2001 series “Auto-retrato como luz (Self-Portrait as Light)”, he photographed his reflection in windows and mirrors with the flash on, effectively replacing his head with a stunning burst of pure light.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo (MAM)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
EVA International
Articles Featuring Albano Afonso
Casa Triângulo, Launching Emerging Artists Since 1988
Mar 25th, 2014
Casa Triângulo, Launching Emerging Artists Since 1988
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