/ 2017 / Advertising / Architecture

Abstract concrete

"Abstract concrete" is an homage to Oscar Niemeyer, one of the most
important architects in the world, deceased in 2012.
Formed only by curves and minimalist lines, almost abstract, the images
are articulated by two references: the concretist movement in Brazilian
art, contemporary of Brasilia’s construction, and the creative process of
the architect, who used to synthesize his ideas with a few lines on a sheet
of paper.

José Roberto Bassul was born in Rio and lives in Brasilia. His photography turns to architecture and urban environment as an attempt "to draw thoughts, project desires and built spaces for the imagination". He has received several awards and his works has often been exhibited in festivals, galleries and museums in solo and group shows in Brazil and abroad. He has published two photobooks. His works belong to important private and public collections such as those of National Museum of Republic (Brasilia), Art Museum of Rio, Museum of Modern Art (Rio) and Museum of Photography (Fortaleza)

Awards 2024+2022+2020+2018+2017. Tokio Int'l Foto Awards (silver and bronze awards)
2023. Black & White Magazine (spotlight award)
2023. Prêmio Transborda de Arte Contemporânea (prêmio exposição)
2023+2018+2017. Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Tiradentes (exhibition awards)
2023.19th Pollux Awards (1st place)
2022+2021+2019. Budapest Int'l Foto Awards (2nd place, gold and silver awards)
2022. Festfoto Porto Alegre (exhibition awards)
2021+2019+2018. IPA–International Photography Awards (1st and 2nd places)
2021. 10th Prix Photo AF (1st place)
2021. FotoRio, Prêmio América Latina (Latin America Award)
2021. 16th Pollux Awards (1st place)
2020+2019. Moscow Int'l Foto Awards (Book photographer of the year, gold and silver awards)
2020+2018+2017. Prix de la Photographie Paris-PX3 (gold and bronze)
2018+2016. Festival Internacional Paraty Em Foco (exhibition awards)
2018+2017. Siena International Photo Awards (finalist)
2017. LensCulture Network Gallery (selected for online exhibition)
2017. Magnum Caravan Brasil (special mention)
2017+2016. Le Plus Grand Concours Photo du Monde, PHOTO Magazine (lauréat)
2016. Miami Street Photography Awards (finalist)
2016. Sony World Photography Awards (commended)