Armando Ribeiro in New Richmond (2013)Armando Ribiero’s work explores concepts relating to changing landscape, global environment and the human condition.
EXHIBIT: “DEPRESSIVE LANDSCAPES”
London (United Kingdom) | www.arribphoto.com
“I am especially drawn to the ever mutating landscape, be it man made or natural – the jarring juxtaposition of countryside and urban environments… I currently live and work in London.
I was born in 1976 in Angola, but had to flee with my family soon after amidst rising tensions and civil war. My childhood was spent dreaming about travelling and discovering long lost ancient civilisations, a passion that evolved into taking photographs of everything surrounding me – and trying to portray the issues that humanity faces within these modern societies.”
EXHIBIT PRESENTED AT THE RENCONTRES: “DEPRESSIVE LANDSCAPES”
Depression is a word that describes economical, social or personal states of emptiness.
Landscape, be it natural or man made is in a process of constant mutation and stands as one of the things that has been suffering more changes within the human realm…
The concept of no place has been the subject of several sociological studies in order to understand the changes of man's relationship with the surrounding environment and how this affects the way people relate to and interact with their peers…
In this work the observation of spaces is crossed with a personal search for references that reflect states of mind influenced by the surrounding environment…
RECENT OR SIGNIFICANT GROUP EXHIBITS
- “E]strange[d] interior[ized] Landscape”, Casa das Artes de Tavira, Tavira (Portugal)
- “Re:Mapping the Flâneur”, Newcastle Arts Center, Newcastle (United Kingdom)
- “Mapping the Flâneur”, Format – International Photography Festival, Derby (United Kingdom)
DISTINCTIONS OR AWARDS
- Nomination, Author Book Award, Rencontres d’Arles, Arles (France)
- RIBEIRO, Armando. Depressive Landscapes, AR, London (United Kingdom), 2012, 72 pages.