Folding light, of Andrés Pantoja

London, UK

Folding light is an ongoing project that explore the intersections between light and paper through the cyanotype. When paper is folded in different ways, new frontiers are created and demarcated by diagonals, horizontals and verticals; but it is when light hits the new folded planes, that new ‘objects’ that relate to scale, gravity, weight, movement, and rhythm appear on the sensitized surface.

Andrés Pantoja is a visual artist based in London, working primarily with photography. Initially trained as a graphic designer, he moved towards a career in the arts, graduating with honours from his Undergraduate Degree in Visual Arts in Bogotá, 2010. Since then, Andrés has worked as a freelance visual artist, graphic designer and photographer. His artistic practice is concerned with the relationship between digital, analogue, and historic photographic processes, and the intersection between light and shadows.

Andrés has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally; his most recent solo exhibition was in 2011 at the Medellín Chamber of Commerce gallery, Colombia. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in the UK, Italy, Spain, Argentina and Colombia; he was selected for the AOP Open 2013, where he won the AOP Public choice Award; and he was an exhibitor in the Photomonth Photo-Open 2012. He was also a finalist for the RGB awards in 2011. Andrés works in the field of documentary photography and is cofounder of Lux Darkroom, a studio teaching analogue and historic photographic processes


Lloc: Fàbrica Cal Garbat. Mossén Jacint Verdaguer, 8. Vilassar de Dalt