RAMIRO CHAVES
GREEN FLASH SACRIFICE

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| EDS | GALERÍA is pleased to introduce the solo show by RAMIRO CHAVES (Cordoba, Argentina 1979-) in collaboration with “SUGAR by Alexia Camil”, which features a group of 19 works that come from his recent photographic project “Green Flash Sacrifice” that is structured around Jules Verne’s novel The Green Ray, that deals with a very unusual meteorological phenomenon, where a green line above the sun appears just during sunset, and builds the story of a woman who sees her destiny’s changes through the anomalous light. Chaves also find the implicit beauty in pragmatic aspects, like the photography technical elements or the electromagnetic spectrum, and generates a visual poetry that takes the spectator through melancholy, obscurity, immensity, and  other domestic scenarios, always finding the light, the beam that changes our perception.
Ramiro Chaves photography is inserted into a neighboring universe between architecture and landscape, in solitary spaces that suggest the inhabitants presence. The topography plays a leading role in transporting the spectator to nostalgic places, leaving the reminiscence of the insightful scene of the German romantisicm where landscape, by itself, expresses a large emotional range. The author’s work has taken him on various quests over the implicit resources of photography: the format, usually square, maintains certain proportions of the image to generate isolated and particular atmospheres. The work, that genarally stages the dialogue between the elements and its surrounding ambiance, also have light as the main component (emitted either by everyday objects, or a lighthouse, as a hopeful sign on the shore). In the Argentinian photographer’s imaginary, we can find references from the nineteenth-century literature, particularly from the adventure and science fiction novels of the french writer Jules Verne. Chaves presents a visual imaginary that send us to the symbols and mystery of the 1800’s. (Text by Marcela Chao, translated by Ana Paula Ortega)

 

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