/ 2018 / Fine Art / Abstract

Lines of Shadow

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Abstract
  • Photographer
    Jose Roberto Bassul

The “Lines of Shadow” series is articulated by photographs of ordinary buildings. Abstract compositions, formed by lines and surfaces in a single plane, seek to find a minimalist aesthetic in the daily life of the urban environment. The intention is to suggest that art can be perceived anywhere by anyone.
On the other hand, by moving away radically from the representation of its object - the architectural building - and adopting a visual record close to the drawing or engraving, each image provokes doubts and stimulates the questioning of the photographic language itself.
“Lines of Shadow”, in short, is an invitation to look.

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.

Awards 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)
2019+2018. IPA–International Photography Awards (1st and 2nd places)
2019. Budapest Int'l Foto Awards (silver award)
2018+2016. Festival Internacional Paraty Em Foco (exhibition awards)
2018+2017. Tokio Int'l Foto Awards (silver and bronze awards)
2018+2017. Siena International Photo Awards (finalist)
2018+2017. Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Tiradentes (exhibition awards)
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)