Joao Castilho

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Joao Castilho

Brazil

Born in 1978 in Belo Horizonte, in the state of Minas Gerais, João Castilho is one of the rising stars of Brazilian photography. He is one of the pioneers of the ‘imaginary documentary’ type of photography. In his most recent series, the artist draws on the concepts of land art to lend fresh impetus to his creative process, working with constructed images. The series Vade Retro strikes a balance between the spontaneity of his early works, like Redemunho (2006), which depicted the violent clash of antagonistic forces, and staged subjects in a landscape, like in Linhas (2008).

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