Diego Ballestrasse

Recent Works

— La cuarta pared [2015-2022]

— El tercer viaje a Chapelco [2020]

Early Works 


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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.




Most of these photos were taken in Barcelona, on the coastal industrial suburbs bordering the city centre. Most of these pictures are at the same time a product of a same experience:
the discovery that at a very precise moment of the day the mediterranean light radically transforms the perception of space and architecture.  From here on, my interest has been to amplify the theatrical and cinematographic potency of the scene and at the same time raise the question as to whether the photographs have been taken in a raw and direct manner, or whether they have been pre-produced and lit as a film set.This ambivalent condition, which often projects the objects on the picture themselves to the protagonist character, is actually a clear resolution: on all the direct records these are documents without any pre-production whatsoever.