For Paris Photo 2022, Galeria Francisco Fino is presenting a selection of works by Vasco Araújo and José Pedro Cortes.
Vasco Araújo’s series Punctum, photographs mounted on the chassis of old cameras, is formed by photographs in interrupted sequences, thus becoming hostages to the instruments of their production. This series tells us about the (historical) time of the photographic image and the strangeness of what is not revealed.
The selection of works by José Pedro Cortes is centred around the themes of the human figure, nature and architecture. Cortes’ return to these visual references allows viewers to recognise the pictorial gesture that gradually takes shape in his works. A gesture that results from a relationship with the photographic device in its incompleteness and establishes the viewers’ experience and gaze as fundamental to build a relationship between apparently scattered images.