© Duarte Amaral Netto, Growing Into

© Duarte Amaral Netto, Rumor

“In the new photographic series of works by Duarte Amaral Netto, the end of time seems near, doom and gloom awaits. Demolished office furniture in ruined interiors, by the hands of vandals maybe, or lvacated bya company now bankrupt or having moved to better locations. These photographs by Netto create a sense of nostalgia the seventies when all was still flourishing in that space.
Another series of works is about people and their relationships. In these images one gets the same emotional feeling as with the photos with the demolished office interiors. There was happiness once, but this has passed. Do the photos pretend that nothing is wrong with what we see: a party scene on a balcony but with guests standing on their own, a couple next to the swimming pool, sitting very close to each other but seemingly discontent. This is perhaps their one last effort at finding happiness, or resign themselves to a hopeless situation. Who knows…

More about his work can be seen here and here

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