Loosing most part of the time, Fernando Maquieira
Opening November 16, 2017 8:00 p.m.
Exhibition from 16 to 9 December
For the first time, the complete series of Loosing most part of the time, made up of forty photographs taken in public spaces between 2007 and 2017, is displayed.
I am passionate about wandering aimlessly around any city taking pictures for the pure pleasure of it, using intuition and curiosity. What will this instant moment look like when it becomes a photographic subject? What will happen when it relates to this or that other image? The typical questions that often motivate photographers who hit the streets. During all these years I have been opening myself more and more to the infinite possibilities that free will provides, getting involved to the point of feeling lost in my own neighbourhood chasing shadows.
This kind of photography allows me to maintain multiple and brief visual relationships with strangers in a promiscuous series of photographic events without having to use any other language. It may be the only way I have to understand some of the behaviour of our species and the contradictions of the world that surrounds around me.
When one of these adventures takes shape in one of the photographs that ultimately forms part of the series, pampered during a long editing process and carefully printed onto cotton paper, this image is transformed into a powerful photographic object that essentially contains something like the representation of a bastard fragment of everyday life, an echo of ourselves, a trace of our existence. And it is in this fragile and unstable environment of the ordinary, where many of the most surprising and exciting events I have ever experienced have taken place. Today some photographers are wondering if it makes any sense to continue creating, producing and showing images in these saturated times of the visual flood, but something similar to what the Rolling Stones’ song says happens to me: “
I know it’s only rock’n’roll but I like it”.