Collectives, is a series of aerial imageries by Brazilian photographer and artist Cássio Campos Vasconcellos, made from articulated photos captured during helicopter flights. On-going for almost 5 years, the project consists of large-format works portraying chaotic urban landscapes and exploring “jam-packed situations typical of our civilization”. Aiming to showcase the impact of human activity on the world, the collection of images is a visual investigation of our consumer society. Vasconcellos, active since 1981, has had his images exhibited over 200 times in twenty countries. In Collectives, the artist produces visuals constructed by using hundreds of photos shot during the project and shot at the right angle. Between fiction and reality, the final images are compositions of color, line, and geometry, works of art that seek to “make visible” the impact of human activity on the world. Producing what would be the opposite effect of digital photography, these large-format works generate a canvas of patterns at a distance. In fact, elements become clearer when the viewer gets closer.
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