28/01 - 22/03/2015

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Francisco Supervielle, from series Variations, 2012-2014, 40x50 cm

The Variations series by Francisco Supervielle is looking for meanings which cannot be found in narration as we know it. His attention is driven by the aesthetic force of certain objects, details, gestures, textures, lights or faces. Searches are performed as part of his daily routine, as if this space was not well known and likely to be seized. His images could be described as poetic, although poetry is not only the goal, but the driving force. Discovering the photographic potential of everything that surrounds us is an intrinsic part of his approach.

He looks carefully, thinks and then projects himself. For him, photography is not a mirror held up to the real world, but rather the deceptive extent of our perception of it. The landscape suddenly grows larger when realise that photography is not really able to give an account of the real world. A dialogue begins, and every image becomes a representation of a more promising ideal than our day-to-day perception of reality.

Variations is a concrete mirage of the imagined world, which leads to an unexpected perception of lyrical design.

Francisco Supervielle.
Translation: Chris Bourne.

Francisco Supervielle’s work received a Mention from the jury of the “2014 Artists’ Propositions” contest at Contretype.

Francisco Supervielle was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1989.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

«Variations» - Sélection Propositions d'artistes 2014
Contretype, (Brussels, Belgium), 2015

«Rio de la Plata - Colección de Silencios» - Maison de l'Amérique Latine (Brussels, Belgium), 2013

Selected Group Exhibitions:

Centre Régional de la Photographie de Douchy les Mines (Douchy les Mines, France) forthcoming April 2015

La médiathèque "Le Quai" (Condé sur l'Escaut, France) forthcoming March 2015

"ESA Le 75" - Tour & Taxis (Brussels, Belgium), 2013

"Culture & Société" - EDHEC BUSINESS SCHOOL (Roubaix, France), 2012

"Chambres en ville" - Maison des Arts de Schaerbeek (Brussels, Belgium), 2012

"ESA Le 75" - Tour & Taxis (Brussels, Belgium), 2012

"Second Life Festival" - La Tentation (Brussels, Belgium), 2012

"Plan/Séquence" - Galerie Intérieur Extérieur (Aix-en-Provence, France), 2012

Francisco's personal Website