Rosa Basurto is a self-taught photographer from Spain who, within a short space of time, has gained significant international recognition. Originally a painter, Basurto demonstrates a highly impressive command of different photographic techniques, producing images that are poetic in style and create an imaginary and dream-like world within a seemingly normal landscape. Her images feature life-like ‘real’ subjects, landscapes, trees and birds in flight, but the spaces they occupy within Basurto’s photographs create an alternative, somewhat mysterious atmosphere – a darker landscape of the imagination. Having extensively exhibited her series Mirando al Cielo (Looking at the Sky), we are now presenting three other bodies of work – Primo Tempo, Blanco and Bolonia – all of which feature characteristically unusual, but slightly unsettling and surreal landscapes. Basurto’s work has been exhibited in various group and solo exhibitions around Spain, Portugal and France. Her work has been widely recognised, receiving various awards including the Jury Prize for the “Historia de Invierno”, PhotoEspaña, 2010, 1st Prize for the Bienal Internacional SICAFI, Argentina in 2008 and was also shortlisted for the Descubrimientos, PhotoEspaña in 2008 and the X Biennal Internacional AQÜEDUCTE, ‘European Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ in the ‘Landscapes’ category in 2007. To see more of Rosa’s work,go to the Photographers section.

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