Barcelona Pinhole: The Union Fenosa Building


The city, its spaces and buildings have always been the subject of the photographic gaze. In fact, what is considered the first photograph on record already shows the lines and angles of buildings and the vanishing point of a street that is lost in a blurred horizon. In 1826 the French Nicéphore Niépce photographed that view of which only a grainy trace remains, with light areas and large masses of black shadows, suggesting a space rather than showing it. This primitive image already invites an imaginative interpretation in order to enter this virtual space.
In my photographs, photogravures and books the artist proposes a reflection on this complex and intimate relationship we have with our urban environment. With extreme shooting angles and fragmented and superimposed views I want to decontextualize what is well known and photographed, to question the architectural space, to seek a dialogue with the urban space and to build an imaginary architecture through its fragments.

Henri Christian Verreet

Belgium

 

Henri Christian Verreet was born in Paris, France, in 1960 and is of Belgian nationality.
After spending his school years in Germany, he moved to the UK to train as a cabinetmaker and furniture designer. He lives in Bristol and works as a wood craftsman for a few years. Later he decided to study fine art at Bath Spa University College, where he graduated in sculpture and photography.

Subsequently, he dedicated himself to artistic photography and photographic installation, combining text and image. He participates in several exhibitions, both in the UK and Germany. In 2000 he moved to Seville, then to Malaga, where he established himself as an independent artist. He continues training and develops his graphic work, using various techniques. In 2009 he arrives in Barcelona, where he now works in the studio-workshop Deep Edicions in Poble Sec, a space of which he is a founding partner.

Since 2013 he has been writing articles on the visual arts, specifically on artistic ceramics and ceramic design in TerrArt magazine.
His interest in the different techniques of analog photography and photoengraving has led him to teach non-toxic engraving and photoengraving techniques in his workshop.  For some time he has taught the contemporary photography class at the TPK school in L’Hospitalet, reflecting his interest in the current state of photography and the debates that accompany it in the context of contemporary art.

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