25 FEB - 7 MAR 2015. PANAJI/REIS MAGOS

Alejandro Chaskielberg

Alejandro-Chaskielberg-
Alejandro Chaskielberg

La Creciente (2008)

It took two years of visits to the Paraná River Delta for the Argentine photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg to produce his remarkable portrait of the communities that inhabit these subtropical islands and who live their lives according to the rhythmic pace of the tides.

The surreal effect he manages to achieve in La Creciente (The High Tide) is due to his use of moonlight as the principal source of illumination, achieving what his gallerist aptly describes as a dreamlike work where perceptions of colour, light and space are challenged.

Chaskielberg acknowledges the influence of Roland Pavia’s body of work on the Paraná river, describing how one can almost smell the river by seeing his photographs. We could, in turn, say that in Chaskielberg’s images one can almost touch the moon.

www.chaskielberg.com