One of Brazil's leading contemporary photographers, Caio Reisewitz (b. 1967) has produced a remarkable body of work during the past 15 years, concentrating almost exclusively on Brazilian subjects. His large-scale color photographs explore the changing relation of the city and the countryside in a period of feverish economic development.
Many of Reisewitz's photographs testify to his fascination with the architectural heritage of Brazil's colonial period, as well as its innovative 20th-century modernist architecture. Other imposing works portray the pristine landscapes and dense forests around his hometown of São Pauloareas that are now threatened by urban sprawl. His smaller-format photocollages take a very different direction, employing a playful, jazz-like visual approach.
In these works, tiny photographic images of urban environments are scattered within scenes presenting the green expanses of Brazil's forests. Reisewitz has frequently exhibited in South America and in Europe, and represented Brazil at the 2005 Venice Biennale. This is his first major solo show in the U.S. It is organized by ICP Curator Christopher Phillips.
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