Joao Maryal


João Marçal presents a work that deals with the vital role that photography plays nowadays as an intermediary in our experience of the world. In painting on the canvas the reverse of a photograph (of a supposed arrival in the island of Faial), he deprives the spectator of the crutch that is the imagistic support, thrusting him into the exercise of the construction of the scene through memory and imagination (activities usually associated to the practice of painting). He thus makes a reference to the lingering time of contemplation of painting as a counterpoise to the immediate nature of photography.

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