Heavens Gate

Alfonso Batalla | Spain


Diptych / Fine Art / Conceptual

70.87" X 67" X 2"


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    Art Description: Trees and leaves from a window in an abandoned factory close to home seem to be supported by the pillars of a neglected cooling tower in Ukraine, building a sentence on sadness and support.

    Medium Used: State of the Art Chromaluxe Dye Sublimation Printing on Aluminium. Floating frame in a black wood box.

    Alfonso Batala | Spain

    I am fascinated with Photography as a meta-language which happens when photography deals with itself as a kind of language and I have working hard on this. Although my work is not location dependant I have found certain places that are so intriguing that I can construct strong metaphors on them. Lately I visited Pyramiden (a mining town abandoned within the Arctic Circle) or Prypiat. In both of them the brutalistic repetitive architecture contrasted with the minimal decoration by their inhabitants and with random decay. Furthermore I am quite fond of constructing Diptychs or Polyptychs like setting up a sentence from different works that may came from different times or parts of the world.