"Abstract concrete" is an homage to Oscar Niemeyer, one of the most important architects in the world, deceased in 2012. Formed only by curves and minimalist lines, almost abstract, the images are articulated by two references: the concretist movement in Brazilian art, contemporary of Brasiliaâ€™s construction, and the creative process of the architect, who used to synthesize his ideas with a few lines on a sheet of paper.
Architect and photographer, José Roberto Bassul was born in Rio de Janeiro and lives in Brasilia, Brazil. He photographed intensely in his youth, receiving awards from Realidade Magazine in 1979 and from Funarte (Art National Foundation) in 1980. During the 1980s, he took a break from photography and dedicated himself to architecture. He became active behind the camera again thirty years later when he developed an authorial work that focused on architecture, urban landscape, and contemporary aspects of urban life.