Pep Ventosa: Trees, in the Round


Born in 1957, in Vilafranca del Penedès (Barcelona), Spain, Pep Ventosa has been fascinated with photography from his first camera gift at the age of 10.

Ventosa states, "I use photographs as raw material, like paint, to create new imagery. I like to explore the space between painting and photography. I believe photography is not only a tool to document things but also one that’s part of the rich history of picture making. I’m particularly interested in representing familiar subjects in ways perhaps not seen before."

"We are surrounded by trees, yet we often walk by them without a thought. In this series, I walk in a circle around a tree, shooting it repeatedly along my path, then overlay and refine the shots to discover what became of the the orbit, the tree and its enviroment in the round. I like the idea of rendering what is sometimes a complex environment into an abstract backdrop, leaving the tree with the leading role."

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