Presentation by Roberto Fernández-Ibáñez | Thursday 5 May 2016 | Free event

2016-05-05 12:00
2016-05-05 13:00

(Image: Roberto Fernández-Ibáñez, Mining Employment Percentage of Total Australian Workforce, 2016, Silver Gelatine Unique Print, 44 x 49cm)

Roberto Fernández-Ibáñez | Presentaron
Uruguayan photographer Roberto Fernández-Ibáñez is coming to PhotoAccess to give an exclusive presentation about his career and darkroom-based practice. This is a rare opportunity to hear from an international artist working with cameraless experimental photography, and to see some of his works. Roberto is visiting Australia for his exhibition Mountains of Uncertainty which is being shown in Sydney from 17 April - 14 May 2016 as part of the Head On Photo Festival.

After seeing Roberto's works at Fotofest (in Houston, Texas USA) earlier this month, critic W.M. Hunt wrote in The Eye of Photography Magazine: “[Roberto Fernández-Ibáñez's] hand worked, ephemerally delicate and seemingly modest work challenges the gigantism of big colour pieces of glaciers and trash. Upon closer inspection the handsome oddness proves to be layered and textured reconsiderations of individual gelatine silver prints of drawings he has made of flow chart graphs from the internet. The artist manipulates the emulsion to create profiles of mountain-like shapes of gray and sepia, like 19th Century engravings of unknown topographies, all with subtle political urgency. They are mesmerizingly exquisite... and for Mr. Fernández, these represent a seismic positive shift as an artist. Yes, they are that good."

About the artist
Roberto Fernández-Ibáñez originally studied Chemistry and is a self-taught photographer. He develops and prints his works using his own formulas, making each of them unique. Besides Photography, he designs and makes artist’s books that include haiku and prose of his own authorship, drawing, calligraphy, photography and mixed media. Roberto has exhibited extensively throughout the world. His work is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Fine Arts (Houston Texas, USA), and in the FoLA (Latin American Fototeca, Buenos Aires, Argentina), and private collections worldwide. Roberto lives and works in Solymar, Uruguay. His visit to Australia is supported by the Embassy of Uruguay.

12:00pm-1:00pm Thursday 5 May 2016 (fully booked), OR
1:30pm-2:30pm Thursday 5 May 2016 (spots available)

This is a free event, but bookings are essential as places are limited to 25. Book your spot here.

(Image: Roberto Fernández-Ibáñez, Ratio of Australian house prices to annual household income, 2016, Silver Gelatine Unique Print, 44 x 49cm plus graph)