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Carlos Ordás

Órbigo (2008)

Fragment, Catalog

(…) His vision of Orbigo is composed mainly from the countryside, taking in the structure rather than the element, the whole rather than the part. Outside any frame of reference, his camera is clearly at home in the spaces and moments of the margins. It finds beauty in the footprints that time and man leave in the landscape, rather than the action that creates them. Devastated spaces, desolate cityscapes, infrastructure left over from time gone by or deliberately destroyed. All of that is captured by Guerrero’s camera, imbuing them with a quality less critical than redemptory: rejecting all concession, he reconfigures the aesthetic premise to find beauty in desolation and abandonment. Contrary to expectations, thee photographs have a style which is both personal and clearly recognizable. What at first seems a cold, even distant aesthetic, is transformed over the course of the work, in the stamp of an artist. The whole work seems to reinforce the message of each individual photograph, achieving an overall vision which nourishes the project’s overarching purpose… (…)

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