New York exhibits. New Century Artists Gallery Presents Urbanidades: An Essay of Urban Photo-Anxiety by JuamBerom. On View: September 16-27, 2014 (Hours 11am – 6pm). Opening Reception: Saturday September 20, 3-6pm.
New York exhibits. Chelsea’s New Century Artists Gallery (530 W 25th St. Suite 406, NYC), in collaboration with CortoCircuito LLC, is pleased to present Urbanidades: An Essay of Urban Photo-Anxiety by Colombian artist Juamberom. The exhibition, on view from September 16-27, points at building facades in Barcelona, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Quito, Washington, in such ways as to develop a striking visual language that is eclectic and heterogeneous as his subjects. The large-format photographs literally grab the passerby’s attention with their details. JuamBerom’s universe is one that reinvents and expands urban visions upon traditional photography and digital techniques. Opening Reception: Saturday September 20th (3-6pm.)
JuanBerom’s Urbanidades shift the spectator’s perspectives, luring in for closer examination of baroque buildings while commanding a few steps back for sheer indulgence in the contrasting formats, volumes, architectural expressions, and colors. This offers spectators a snapshot of “urban anxiety”, a frenetic architectural landscape of structures vying for attention – each standing apart from the next in a wealth of textures, heights, colors and styles.
“The architecture of Latin America’s urban centers is a heterogeneous one that accounts for the fabric of their development as cities: waves of inhabitants populate the city’s streets with an interweaving of diverse cultural backgrounds,” says JuamBerom and adds, “In sum, it’s an exhibit that can be walked – one that I hope viewers be surveyed with the same spirit of surprise and passion as I surveyed Latin America’s streets.”
Though he captures his subjects with straight-forward styles that call to mind the camera obscura, JuamBerom manages to juxtapose multiple perspectives. Though his photographs perform a documentary function on the surface, his techniques transcend realistic objectivity.