Javier Lopez Rotella

Enclosed Beings

An Argentinean photographer currently residing in Astoria, New York, Javier Lopez Rotella's sepia toned photographs show groupings of figures in various stages of interaction, oftentimes combined with layers of handwriting and applied sketches or line work. The photographs are adhered to canvas and textured with paint and additional materials. His Enclosed Beings series examines humans who live on the “limits of uncertainty, defined by the social order and the assumptions that are the foundation of this order.” Lopez-Rotella explains: “Here, the image gives us a limited report on pure beings who suffer anguish and pain of the worst of modernity: the emptiness.” He records “extraordinary events that flower only once, acquire a transitory existence that never repeats.” With work full of self-awareness and realization, his beings beg us to stop merely surviving and “begin life, leaving behind the fear that paralyzes us.”

"Seres Acotados" Enclosed Beings - the human state

"Seres Acotados" Enclosed Beings - the human state

Transient
Transient
Transient