With our 'Born in Brazil' issue (W*135) about to hit the shelves, we couldn't resist a look at a new gallery in New York dedicated exclusively to Brazilian photography - the first of its kind outside the country. Currently on show at 1500 Gallery in West Chelsea is a series of dramatic architectural photographs by Bruno Cals, who has subverted the perspectives of building façades so that they read like extraordinary landscapes.
Taken in São Paulo, Buenos Aires and Tokyo, the Rio-born photographer's images explore the limits of two-dimensionality. Windows look like planes of water while a wall of balconies eerily resembles a prison.
As well as personal projects, Cals also has a large portfolio of editorial and advertising commissions. He is one of 17 emerging and established artists represented by 1500 Gallery, which opened earlier this year.
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