Joaquín Bérchez

Joaquín Bérchez, a well-respected Spanish photographer specialising in eye-bleedingly high resolution images of small architectural features with sharp, profound lighting and texture has the rare gift of literally bringing stone to life. However that sounds, it is no sweeping compliment; his eye finds innocuous features in monumental structures and brings them into intense focus, creating a curvaceous maddalena from a twisting pillar and a labyrinth from a geometric wall-etching. A frustratingly limited but extremely well-tended collection of images can be found on the website for the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio, from his exhibition Proposiciones Arquitectonicas. Several more are available from his exhibition at the Colegio Mayor Azarbe.

If you plan on using a search engine to search for further images, be aware that his name proliferates in every possible variation on spelling and accent, his works are often inexplicably retitled for the country of exhibition, and the Cisa Palladio exhibition is often listed under the Italian translation of the title, Proposte Architettoniche.

1 comment:

laurette said...

I love this artist and I was wondering whether some of its photos were on sale, notably from the exhibition at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia?

Thanks very much