Overview participating exhibitions

IN VIVO | the nature of nature
2018

IN VIVO | the nature of nature

Sergio Belinchón

Sergio Belinchón

Sergio Belinchón’s painterly images may look photoshopped, but they are all photographs of natural caves dramatically lit for tourists. Caves are impressive natural settings, having emerged over a timespan of millions of years, long before humans existed. The special lighting adds an artificial layer to these powerful places and forms an appropriation that more than clarifies the human impact on nature. In 1876, King Ludwig II of Bavaria commissioned the Venus Grotto to be built in one of his castles. This artificial dripstone cave, which could be illuminated in the colours red, green and blue, is where the monarch listened to Wagner’s operas. The sense of kitsch that this cave evoked in Belinchón was also something he encountered in the caves that he photographed for the project VENUS GROTTO.

Sense of Space
2001

Sense of Space

Sergio Belinchón

CIUDADES EFÍMERAS

As a result of increasing free time, many Southern European regions are undergoing a remarkable urban transformation. For instance, along the Spanish coast so many blocks of cheap apartments are being stamped out of the ground that it has by now become one of the most thickly populated areas in Europe. Belinchón's interest in these ephemeral cities is less for these "architectural ghosts" themselves, than for the people who live in them. According to him, their lifestyle tells us much about the norms, values and identities of the modern Westerners.

  • CIUDADES EFÍMERAS

    As a result of increasing free time, many Southern European regions are undergoing a remarkable urban transformation. For instance, along the Spanish coast so many blocks of cheap apartments are being stamped out of the ground that it has by now become one of the most thickly populated areas in Europe. Belinchón's interest in these ephemeral cities is less for these "architectural ghosts" themselves, than for the people who live in them. According to him, their lifestyle tells us much about the norms, values and identities of the modern Westerners.

  • CIUDADES EFÍMERAS

  • CIUDADES EFÍMERAS

  • CIUDADES EFÍMERAS

  • CIUDADES EFÍMERAS

Biography

Sergio Belinchón (Spain, 1971) is a photographer and filmmaker interested in themes such as landscape, manipulated nature, tourism and architecture. His work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions in Spain, Poland, Germany and Chile. In 2001, his series CIUDADES EFÍMERAS was exhibited at the Noorderlicht Photofestival Sense of Space.