Luis Vioque

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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.

Where

Beirut Exhibition Center (BEC)
BIEL
Beirut

When

From 21 January, 2016
To 10 February, 2016

11:00am - 8:00pm