About

Argentinean artist, Juan Paparella lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. His black and white photographs, mounted on aluminum, portray anonymous individuals in alluring spaces. The subjects in the photographs are hand-painted a deep and luxurious satin black with a pure pigment substance. The viewer is left to ponder the environment the figures reside in. There is a sadness evoked from the viewer, also a curiosity and a feeling of compassion for this person or persons. One longs to reach out and guide them into the light, from behind their shadows. But there is also a sense of hopelessness as if the subjects are unreachable. Their space is invincible. We become voyeurs into their emptiness.