To celebrate ten years of collaboration with Aleix Plademunt, the gallery shows a selection of photographs from four different projects : Espectadores (2006), Nada (2007), DubaiLand (2009) and Almost There (2013).
The Espectadores series questions the relationship between man and space. The Catalan artist analyses our tendency to modify our natural environment at the mercy of the needs and interests of our modern society. By staging rows of chairs in the landscape, the artist interacts with it, metaphorically, confronts the viewer to his own intervention on the world.
The Nada project is a reflection on the use of words and on the invasion of advertising messages in our contemporary societies. Aleix Plademunt explored the territory of «word’s emptiness.» He sought to illustrate clearly and coldly the conceptual vacuum in which we operate. Nada appears constantly, not only to express the emptiness and non-existence but also to fill with its presence our visual environment.
DubaiLand meticulously gathers symbols refering to the human action and interference with the environment of the city of Dubaï. Through those signs, the project aims to raise awareness to a global and extensive vision and show the ideological and social evidences which define some of our generational habits and worries.
Finally, the Almost There series explores the genders and the languages that we use to understand the world through images. This work studies how photography influences our vision, as the intrinsic mystery of each place. Due to our incapacity to reach what constantly escapes us, we are bound to stay in this half-presence of the world, to be almost there. We discover that beyond the temporal distance also exists an emotional one.