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3 July 2014

Victor Robledo at the Rencontres d’Arles

In this very abstract series of images I exhibit in Arles, I show compositions derived from studying the incidence of light in space through the image of shadows. I have had always a strong interest on how light affects the ephemeral perception of time. I am interested in the emotional quality of light, its harmony and consonance.


In these photographs there is a clear intention not to resemble reality but take it as a starting point. They are evocative images opened to visual interpretation that trigger a chain of personal associations detached from almost any recognizable features.


Pictures of light while images of sensations seem impossible to photograph. Light, fire and water, allow me to recall moments of illusions that illuminate the synthesis of the immemorial. There is a clear intention on considering the beauty of nature and the need to immerse myself in it to capture its essence.


More than represent, these images relate with the spectator because they are an intimate process of observation of light: what to look for in the pictures I select is something that floats between reality and dreams.


Victor Robledo




Artist presented by Alexis Fabry for the Discovery Award of the Rencontres d’Arles. 


Exhibition venue : Atelier de Chaudronnerie, Parc des Ateliers, Rencontres d’Arles 2014.