Raphaël Moreira Gonçalves
" I took thousands of photographs that I kept in my hard drives, and I started to use them as a basis for making compositions.
Through this series of images sent on social networks, it is a question of exploiting the narrative potential of a new photograph, and of translating it into abstract sculptures which come to dialogue with this one. Placing these photographs in a sculptural context or what they represent would come to face a certain formal essence. As for trying to plastically reflect on what is a contemporary image, namely a reproducible image and part of the digital fux, visible on different media. While also trying to use the affect related to the found photography to realize my composition. "
Raphaël Moreira Gonçalves (born in 1988 in Lyon /France) is searching for an access to other dimensions. His work navigates between cinema and sculpture through the harsh melancholy of the cyberspace and its ghosts. Graduated from Le Fresnoy – National Studio in 2015, and the National Fine Art Academy of Lyon in 2012. His work has been shown at the Thaddaeus Ropac Pantin Gallery in Paris, at ClearView in London and at the Mohsen Gallery in Tehran, among others.