“Imaginary Memories“ is one of the latest projects from artist Juan Pablo Berman.
The photo series consists of 24 color and black/white pictures, taken with 35 mm film and digital camera in places like Canada, Germany and Serbia.
In this very intuitive work, artist’s personal stories and experiences become something which with viewers can be related. Inner travels to the world of dreams and memories could be universal for anyone. These images are not only small stories but also they are puzzles in which the viewer becomes an active participant in imaginary history.
Artist reveals this hidden side of our imagination by combining photographed image and using a variety of interventions, some of them painterly and the other purely photographic, creating a visual language of fragmented moments.
This work method formed of using color and some organic materials, or some photographic manipulation like blurry/not well focus image, works as a reminiscence of a moment that is gone but remains somehow in our visual subconscious, in our memory, becoming in this way a human experience.
This way of working requires a longer contemplation and constant attention to bring each of prints to life. As a result, each image is created with its own distinct emotional landscape through shifts made in color, tonal range, and depth.
“Imaginary Memories“ is more than ordinary aesthetic experience, it leads us to far more complex vision; bringing a sense of connectivity, beauty, introspection and poetic narrative of human’s imagination.
*Born in 1978 in Belgrade, where she still lives and works. Graduated from the Department of Art History at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. She’s been in the field of photography for the last 15 years.