Beyond Photography by Ernesto de Leon

Beyond street Photography

Ernesto Leon

November 9, 7-9 pm

Exhibition Dates
November 9 – December 21, 2018

1824 Spring St, Houston TX 77019

Curated by forma110, this exhibition of large and small scale photographs presents powerful images of the everyday life in public spaces, particularly in urban landscapes.

Ernesto Leon’s solo exhibition is based on the concept of Street Photography, which does not focus on the environment but rather on the presentation of spontaneous circumstances in any public space, whether on the street, building or institution.

Beyond Photography by Ernesto de Leon

This work series reflects the fusion -or its almost imperceptible limit- that at the present exits among public and private spaces. Another interesting aspect of these photographs lie in those images that are related to ‘exhibition spaces’, which present a personal vision of these institutions – ‘humanizing’ and inviting the spectator to relate in new ways to its architecture, spaces and visitors.

Ernesto takes his camera out on to the streets of different cities to capture life, unexpectedly. Through his lens he offers us a new reading of habitual atmospheres and scenarios through different layers ‘captured’ in his own frame.

Born in Caracas, Venezuela (1956) he studied in the School of Art and Craft (Madrid, Spain), Restoration and Conservation at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and New York University (NYU).  Leon has worked in themes related to cultural resistance, anti-globalization, anti-war, anti-imperialist, anti-racism, anti-discrimination movements and natural environment concerns, among others.   The power of media under people’s hand is the main subject at Leon’s creative work.

Mariana Valdés Debes

Beyond Photography by Ernesto de Leon
Beyond Photography by Ernesto de Leon
Beyond Photography by Ernesto de Leon
Beyond Photography by Ernesto de Leon

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