Délio Jasse - Photographs London Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Tiwani Contemporary, London

  • Literature

    BES Photo 2014 : Délio Jasse, José Pedro Cortes, Letícia Ramos, Museu Coleção Berardo, 2014, p. 28

  • Catalogue Essay

    In his series Pontus, Delio Jasse explores how urban space is experienced in Luanda. To make these works, he uses experimental printing techniques to manipulate and superimpose photographs, thereby creating a new image that, as he explains, ‘occupies a space that is neither completely real nor completely fictitious, neither reality nor memory.’ In Obra, offered here, we see people crossing a pedestrian bridge over a passage that is blocked by barbed wire. Jasse created this work by brushing handmade photographic emulsion on art paper and printing the work himself. The result, he believes, represents the spirit of the city in the way it showcases human daily life amidst the urban chaos.


Obra from Pontus

Photographic emulsion and watercolour on Fabriano watercolour paper, printed 2016.
Image/Sheet: 109 x 140 cm (42 7/8 x 55 1/8 in.)
Frame: 120 x 150 cm (47 1/4 x 59 in.)

Signed and dated in ink on the verso. Accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity. Number 1 from the edition of 1 plus 2 artist's proofs. This work is unique in this size.

£2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for £3,125

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London Auction 3 November 2016