Oblivium is the new project by Karim Carella previewed at the Affordable Art Fair in Milan 2020. Here he proposes some shots taken between 2017 and 2019, offering us multiple perspectives of his new way of conceiving photography. Karim investigates new fields of research deeply inspired by inner life, in an attempt to sublimate form as a symbol, simulacrum, icon of one’s values.
The love for nature, for the sea in particular, and man’s awareness of the threat, lead him to select progressively more and more abstract forms in which to dissolve almost every call to reality. An unknown alphabet, synthesized in a primordial sign of horizon, obsessively repeated in its almost infinite combinations.
Long exposures and the water that fades into a flow of tones that softens the sea, clouds, sand, in a captivating dream flight. Primordial elements scrambled on a single plane, and then redesigned on layers with different coordinates, on a rarefied, mobile, fantastic background. It is a research in which the photographic language embarks on a courageous journey towards the abstract dimension.
A process of transcendence that brings us back to the avant-garde of the twentieth century.