Monday, January 26, 2009

Gabriele Basilico: Intercity

Gabriele Basilico: Intercity at Cohen Amador Gallery. "...Trained as an architect, Basilico’s work shows a clear understanding of how space expresses itself as a network of urban enclaves that are often closed-off to the camera’s gaze. In a photo of Monaco, Basilico looks down from a balcony at a street undulating through a dense set of residential buildings. He positions himself high enough so as to make the buildings appear unyielding, yet not so high as to completely abstract them from their socially embedded, urban reality. The architecture of these buildings is neither modern and ascetic, nor traditional and opulent. Thus they appear cordoned off into atomized forms that intentionally refrain from divulging any information about their interiors or their residents."


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