Workshop Tabea and Paul Vela are in Premarts in December.
Paúl Vela is an Ecuadorian artist who has lived in Berlin for many years. The German capital is experiencing a rather serious and chronic process of gentrification. This phenomenon is the starting point of the artist’s work. His captures want to convey a sense of disjuncture between the social plane and the object presented, turning the buildings into figures that seem to revel in their abstract forms: impersonal, intimidating, absolute. The architecture of the city is modeled after the interests of financial capital investments, deliberately ignoring the immediate context.
We can see this type of building anywhere in the world: Tokyo, London, Guayaquil, Seoul, Shanghai, places where it is increasingly difficult to ensure that the cultural context does not play a secondary role and where authenticity is taken into account. The historical sense is lost. In this sample, these visual references of decontextualization produce a visual effect that is more profound than what could be seen with the naked eye and despite being part of a documentary level. The series does not have this strict objective in itself, but rather putsmore emphasis on the search for an extreme stylization. The objective is to achieve a total estrangement to the referent and generate a different perspective. A different stimulus. Both the execution of the photographs and the