In the context of these perceptive deviations, Carlos Lobo’s photographs acquire a meaning that goes beyond the simple act of documenting: how we can narratively articulate images, taking advantage of details in order to decontextualise them and manipulate structural and compositional elements and thereby strip them of their obviousness and push them towards the common concerns shared by other producers of artistic images, such as painters or filmmakers.
Marta Moreira de Almeida
Carlos Lobo was born in Guimarães in 1974. He lives and works in Guimarães.
MA in Image and Communication, Goldsmiths University, London, 2005; "Creativity and Artistic Creation Programme" photography programme, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, 2006. He is currently attending the PhD programme in photography at the School of Arts of the Universidade Católica of Porto.
He recently published the monographs, "The Idea of Silence" and "Through the Pale Dawn" by the publisher Editions Loco.
Other monographs written by him also include "Far Far East: the Bridge"; published by LEBOP (2012) and "Unknown Landscapes", Chromma (2007).
Solo exhibitions (sel.):
2015 - Through the pale dawn, EDP Foundation, Electricity Museum, Lisbon.
2012 - The sonic booms (a reprise), Galeria Nuno Centeno, Porto.
A collection of landscapes. CAAA, Guimarães.
2011 - Far Far East: a bridge, School of Architecture of the University of Minho, Guimarães.
2010 - Far Far East, Galeria MCO Arte Contemporânea, Porto.
2009 - A Shattered Bridge (to the real), Galeria Angeles Banos, Badajoz.
2008 - The sonic booms, Museu Nogueira da Silva, Braga; The sonic booms, Galeria MCO, Porto.