Luis Mallo’s series In Camera consists of urban landscapes, partially ones obstructed by foreground objects. Formal puzzles or near abstractions, the photographs evoke curiosity and play with visual pattern. While the everyday surfaces in Mallo’s foreground act like veils, separating and concealing the backgrounds, the gaps invite the viewer to peak through the holes, to glimpse the visual fragments of city streets and houses. Mallo’s carefully chosen views also present a sea of found patterns and geometries, creating contrasting layers of horizontal and diagonal lines, each further adding to the visual puzzle captured by the artist.


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Artist
Luis Mallo, American, born Cuba, 1962
Title
No. 58
from the series In Camera
Date
2005, printed 2015
Medium
Inkjet print
Dimensions
Image: 17 1/4 × 21 15/16 in. (43.8 × 55.8 cm) Sheet: 19 7/8 × 23 15/16 in. (50.5 × 60.8 cm)
Credit Line

Museum purchase funded by Joan Morgenstern in honor of Ed Osowski

Current Location
The Audrey Jones Beck Building
LL 20 PUBLIC CORRIDOR
Accession Number
2015.530
Classification
Photographs
Provenance

The artist; purchased by MFAH, 2015.