"The observation of trifles" (2013-2016) is about how a foreigner finds his way in a new country and a new neighbourhood. I am the immigrant. Taking objects that I found on the streets and using them as a kind of visual archaeology, I discovered East London and its denizens. I focus on the neighbourhoods of Tower Hamlets and Hackney. I live on the border in between both of them. The combination of objects with photographs helps me to introduce to the audience my work through a more physically way and with a mystery feeling. Thanks to these elements I am making an analytic and expressive world: urban furniture reproductions; landscapes of council houses created between the 50's and 70's for Londoners and immigrants with low rents; details of letters with notes, drawings... But the most important aspect of this work is the people who I met thanks to the signals and ways that I followed guided by the objects that I found on the street. They are the key to open an unexplored world and new life stories. "The observation of trifles" is a work that is at the crossroads of the collection, history and architectural document, visual and social analysis. I have attempted to do not forget the photographic aesthetic and the photographic poetic value.
This body of work has been exhibied in Paris, London, New York, Madrid, Singapore, Sidney, Tokyo, Lodz, Braga...
Festival Circulation(s) - CentQuatre - Paris - From 26th of March to 26th of June 2016
Grand Prix Fotofestiwal - ArtInkubator - Lodz - From 9th to 19th of June 2016
PhotoEspaña 2016 - Sala El Águila - Madrid - From 8th to 18th of July 2016
Auditorio de Galicia - Sala Zona C - Santiago de Compostela - From 30th of November 2016 to 22nd of January 2017
Format 2017 - Habitat - University of Derby - From 24th of March to 23th of April 2017