Diego Ballestrasse

Recent Works

— El tercer viaje a Chapelco

— La cuarta pared

— Juan

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Four Walls Studio (commissions)


Diego Ballestrasse researches the imaginary potential that contains the photographic medium, his work raises a reflection around the multiple temporalities that each image carries, as well as the mechanisms which activate memory and the inherent subjectivity in our perception of images.



Some time ago I stumbled upon a photograph of my grandfather Juan in which his eyes were closed. This peculiarity triggered again a forgotten concern I have had of knowing about his person, for I barely met him. The desire to discover more about him, dragged me into photography where I started to carefully observe the photographs paying attention to all that surrounded him: the places, the distances between bodies, the anatomies, the frictions, the shadows, the emptiness. Thereby discovering minimal, interstitial, peripheral spaces in relation to the prominence of faces and the matter of the events on the images.