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Artist Feature

Every week an artist is featured whose single image was published by Der Greif. The Feature shows the image in the original context of the series.

Virgilio Ferreira - Work in Progress

Jul 10, 2013

This series deals with explorations of the human condition and the vague quality of reality. My aim is to capture states of being that are intangible in this world, which we see as a transient and uncertain place. These states are related with an initial impression, which is incomplete, difficult to grasp or define. In these pictures I attempt to evoke those feelings of alienation, emptiness and solitude, which are related to the uncertain times that we live in. Feelings and perceptions are developing into a more fluid, less concrete state, made of blurred realities. These images are haunted depictions of our world, and maybe they reflect us. I am interested in exploring these notions of presence and absence, by capturing candid moments of anonymous people in public spaces, where faces and bodies become an object of investigation. In order to translate this kind of transient perception of a figure also transient, I am doing experiments with focus and light. In these photo-chemical experiments the use of light has a double function: it both records and destroys the information in the picture, denying space references as well as ordinary perception.