Carlos Saladen Vargas ‘apotropaic’ (2013)

While based in Margarita Island, Venezuela, Carlos’s work embodied an evolving journey, encouraged, in large part, by being in contact with the island’s local art production and tradition (naïf art as conceived by the avant-garde at the turn of the 19th century). This led him to investigate two main lines of inquiry. The first, relatedContinue reading “Carlos Saladen Vargas ‘apotropaic’ (2013)”

in defense of the poor image “The poor image is a copy in motion. Its quality is bad, its resolution substandard. As it accelerates, it deteriorates. It is a ghost of an image, a preview, a thumbnail, an errant idea, an itinerant image distributed for free, squeezed through slow digital connections, compressed, reproduced, ripped, remixed, as well as copied andContinue reading “in defense of the poor image”

The story behind a photograph by Carlos Saladen-Vargas “Back in 2010 we were staying in Choroni, a beautiful town in the coast of Venezuela, it was around 8pm and we were getting ready to go out for dinner, I was laying on the bed, chilling, had my Hasselblad on my hands and there was some random commercial playing on the tv. IContinue reading “The story behind a photograph by Carlos Saladen-Vargas”