New Photo Show: The Work of Brazilian Photographer Caio Reisewitz
The first major solo exhibition of the works of the talented Brazilian photographer Caio Reisewitz is currently on display at International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City. Organized by ICP curator Christopher Phillips, the show features a wonderful collection of Reisewitz’s images created between 2003 and 2013.
The exhibition gives special attention to a group of architectural interiors that expertly reflect the artist’s passion for his country’s diverse and often conflicting colonial heritage and the accomplishments of their 20th-centry modernist architects. The exhibit also offers a section exclusively devoted to large-scale color images of the nearly untouched rainforests (that are now endangered by Brazil’s recent rapid economic growth) and handmade photo collages which depict images of urban environments embedded into forest scenes in an artistic manner that reflects Brazil’s beloved modernist art tradition.
Reisewitz uses his images to explore the ever changing and complex relationship between urban and rural areas in modern-day Brazil and to draw attention to the strain that urban growth has on the natural environment and structures from the past.
More info on the show here.
The Caio Reisewitz show is on display until September 7, 2014 at International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas in New York City.
(Caption for image at the top of this story: Aspiculelta by Caio Reisewitz)