• Altamira lll - Caio Reisewitz

Caio Reisewitz

Altamira III

2015
Inkjet on Hahnemühle paper
70 x 100 cm
Edition of 100 signed and numbered by the artist
Publisher:  Galeria Joan Prats

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Altamira refers to a Brazilian municipality, where a forest called Belo Monte, bordered by the Xingú river, will disappear due to the construction of the third largest hydro plant in the world. This project has been widely contested since it will represent a huge environmental impactand will put at stake the survival ofmanyindigenous peoples.

Caio Reisewitz’s work explores the exploitation of ecosystems by the man and their destruction involved. Paradoxically, in his photographs, we see an untouched nature where human presence seems deleted. The artist often records the hectic attempt of his country to achieve economic development, and details the global ecological problems arising from the indiscriminate destruction of Brazilian forests, leaving a space for the hope that nature and human culture can share the same interests someday.

 

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