The Sea: Time & Movement (L’IMPERIALE Collection 02) by Jose Diniz. First edition (2020). This is number 02 of Edition Bessard’s L’IMPERIALE Collection. Small format paperback in new condition. Edition of 250. Comes with a signed C print. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
A statement from Jose Diniz
“My relationship with visual art began during my childhood. My father was an artist and university professor of Geometry. He encouraged me to attend painting school at Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, where I studied for four years. There, I had Ivan Serpa as my teacher, one of the foremost artists in the concretist movement in Brazil.
Moreover, my grandfather was one of the founders of the Asociación Fluminense de Fotografía, one of the oldest organizations of the kind in Brazil. It was him who gave me my first camera when I was ten years old. Since then, my relationship with photography has been intense.
In 1996, I started taking courses in graphic design and engraving at the Escuela de Artes Visuales do Parque Lage and began to work with digital technologies. During that time, I began to establish a connection between photography, digital technologies, engraving, and video, producing various types of works dealing with the sea as principal subject matter.
The sea as the subject matter is a concrete theme that turns into a dream and almost abstraction. The theme reflects my childhood—which I spent with my feet on the sand—and reinforces what is still today my passion for the sea. In the images of that universe, the protagonists are men, women, beacons and ships. Most of the work is done from inside the water, trying to feel the physical experience of the movement, the immersion, the instability and the possibility of reproducing those sensations and emotions in my photographs.”
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