Landscape #2

24 Feb – 24 April

Carlos Alberto Correia

Opening Wednesday 24 February at 19.00
dj and open bar until 23.00

 

 

In the exhibition “Landscape#2” we are presented to a series of images that are beautiful, often disturbing and always based on a rigorous examination underlain by some fixed premises. Correias works refer to nature, but because nature is infinite (it has been here before we came, it surrounds us but we are also nature ourselves), the word “nature” refers to something that we cannot have any actual or complete knowledge of. It is in this tension that arises between the different ways in which nature appears, its presentation, and all the possible representations of it, that Correia’s different landscape images come into being.

The central work in the exhibition, From 1013 possible landscapes, consists of 22 of a total of 1013 possible images that are all generated from the same package of film slides; “10 Mounted Color Slides Niagara Falls”. The number 22 is based on the amount of days the exhibition is open, in such a way that the landscape the audience meets is never the same from day to day. Through a process of overlapping, new and imaginative representations of Niagara Falls are created, all of them challenging our preconception of how one of the world’s most depicted places looks. The new landscapes are mystical and exotic, they are a conscious distortion of reality, and so at the same time questions the authenticity of the original images. Beyond the visual quality of the images, the work plays with the idea of how many representations it is still possible to generate of the famous view. Will not all representations of this overwhelming landscape always be references to other references – a spectrum of images in a continuous process of overlapping?

Correias representations of landscapes attract with their visual quality and disturb at the same time by telling us that they might be lying. As a series they invite us to reflect on the different meanings and uses of images in our own time.

 

Carlos Alberto Correia was born in Portugal (1989) and now lives and works in Trondheim. He finished the international MA at the Art Academy in Trondheim (2015) after studying aesthetics and painting at the art academy in Lisboa, Portugal. ( 2013, 2011) He has participated to several exhibitions in Portugal, and was recently selected to Trøndelagsutstillingen (2015).

 

 

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