Luis Vioque

« An Imaginary Journey »

By Luis Vioque

From 21 January, 2016
To 10 February, 2016

A self-taught photographer born in Madrid in 1966, Luis Vioque’s panoramic images create a veritable road movie. We follow him along deserted roads, which might be crossing almost any region of the world, to the journey’s end on the shores of a surfing hotspot. The choice of panoramic format, stretching the frame, does not easily lend itself to human illusions: Vioque’s figures are not the stars of the show here; rather, they are often mere silhouettes. Centre stage are the huge skies, waves, vast horizons occasionally punctuated by the geometric precision of a building. Yet, nothing is oppressive here, quite the contrary. His carefully constructed images are a paean to freedom, to light; images which have clearly seduced Vioque’s many publishers. However, one wonders if the real heroes here are not the clouds, cotton-wool fantasies carried on the wind, strokes of white over the wide blue yonder.


Beirut Exhibition Center (BEC)


From 21 January, 2016
To 10 February, 2016

11:00am - 8:00pm