Born in São Paulo, Brazil (1899- 1966)
“In the exhaustive haste in which he stirs, in the anxieties that corrode his soul, the man does not see, does not feel, does not perceive the wonders that at every step, every moment and every minute life extends to him”.
The exhibition of Gaspar Gasparian in Yerevan in the context of STANDART Triennial of Contemporary Art will be the first encounter of the Armenian public with one of the most outstanding artists of the 20th century of Armenian origin whose impact on the development of modern Brazilian art of photography is invaluable. One of the founders of the "São Paulo school of the photography" Gasparian was not only experimenting with forms, light, optical distortions, and abstract transformations which were so specific to mid-20th century photography, but also developed a distinct perspective in his oeuvre by structuring new visions fragmented perceptions of reality. The subtle remoteness formed by the artist between the look at the things and the contexts they belonged to formed a visual sensation of a space that was open to imaginary interactions and flâneuring; a distance between fragments of subjective experience and structured new objectivity.
2016: In The Studio, Tate Modern, London; Modern Forever, organized by Itaú Cultural – Brasilia; 2015: Acqua#6 Project Giorgio Armani, Paris Photo, Paris; Portraits: The Last Headline, Galeria Bergamin, São Paulo, Brazil; Adventures of the Black Square, Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London; 2014: The Modern Lens - Internacional Photography and the Tate Collection, Tate St. Ives, England; Subjektive Fotografie 2, Kicken Gallery - Berlin, Germany; Urbes Mutantes- Fotografia Latinoamericana 1941 - 2012, ICP International Center of Photography - New York, U.S.A.
Gaspar Gasparian (Brazil) 1899–1966
Photograph, 42.4x 31.6cm
Photograph, 32.7 x 43.5cm