Lamas Nicholas - National Geographic
2016 - Ink on paper - 25,5 x 34,5 cm
Nicolás Lamas ° 1980, Lima (PE) – lives and works in Ghent (BE) Nicolás Lamas creates alternative visions of reality, drawing inspiration from everyday life and what he finds around him - the street, the city, Internet and nature. He carefully manipulates images, text and objects to visualize the countless possibilities packed within them. He is always on the lookout, focusing more on the development of ideas and his ability to generate new possibilities rather than on the conclusion or closure of a point of view. Lamas is giving shape to conceptual ideas, consolidating knowledge while remaining wary of it, bringing in aesthetics as well as politics, and questioning the ambiguity of complementary forces while seeking their point of intersection – all at once. It has been said that man has always created a vision of his environment for himself. Nicolás Lamas reinforces the instability of this vision and challenges our certainties. Nicolás Lamas has shown his work internationally at venues such as Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Brand New Gallery, Milan; Frédéric de Goldschmidt Collection, Brussels; Kunsthalle Mulhouse; Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin; Bienal de fotografía de Lima; Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam; Enough room for space, Brussels; and Witte de With, Rotterdam.