Private Collection

How does art adapt to the home environment? What can a copy of a masterpiece mean to the owner? Back in 1936, Walter Benjamin introduced the concept of <<aura>> as the unique presence of an artwork, a quality that could be lost by its overproduction. Through this observation, I have made this series in which the depicted objects are copies of the most iconic works of Art History. Are they still relevant? Have they become a referent for defining a style of decoration? Do the artwork copies reinforce that connection within space and the iconic?

I tried to create frames within the place of origin of each object and recontextualize a version of a home-showroom. Looking over to the images, I suppose we could ignore that, as much as possible, anyone can have a private collection.

2019 | Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards, contender shortlist, US

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