In this exhibition, Matos-Albers explores the urban landscape as a space significantly altered by perception, proposing a more profound act of seeing. While placing colored filters in front of the camera, she generates reflections and transparencies that force different planes to converge into a single frame. The resulting images are intriguing, complex and bewildering. Yet, they also create a sense of order and balance, and ultimately, a new perception of the world around us.
Cristina Matos-Albers (b.1982) is a Venezuelan photographer and visual artist. Her fine art work has been described as cunning, reflexive and melancholic. With a keen eye for details, her photographs are structured but far from planned. Her contemplative imagery invites the viewer to enter a world of simplicity, yet she proposes a different way of seeing and experiencing the complexity of the familiar and mundane. Her work has been exhibited in the United States, Venezuela, Canada and South Korea. Cristina is the founder of The Developing Tank, a photography school and the author of Veo, Veo ¿Que ves? 123, a children’s book that introduces the art of seeing to a younger audience. She currently resides in Canada and divides her time between photography projects and teaching workshops.