Exhibition: Revisitação. Fotografias 1956-2006. Gérard Castello-Lopes
15th April - 28th June 2017, Leica Gallery, Oporto, Portugal
Between 15th April - 28th June 2017 the exhibition Revisitação. Fotografias 1956-2006. Gérard Castello-Lopes [Revisitation. Photographies 1956-2006. Gérard Castello-Lopes] will be held at Leica Gallery, Oporto, Portugal.
"Revisiting Gérard´s work is to return to Portugal and the world of the 50s and 60s, but it is also to look at a critical distance for the images he produced from the 90s.
In his work everything seems to have been prepared to be photographed, Castello-Lopes carefully examines the reality attentive to all signs and looks at the world not as this is but as he wants to see it, as if a mysterious order was waiting for this His look to be recognized and revealed.
Gerard Castello-Lopes thus tame the visibility by forcing the photograph to become an image and diverting it from the vulgarity of the real to superimpose the originality of his gaze. More than metonymy, his photograph is metaphor."
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