The photographic work of Amaury da Cunha often creates an atmosphere of trouble. Beings and things are there without being really there, one would say. Faced with his images, are we certain to deal with what we see clearly enough? It’s never as obvious as it looks and we’re often disturbed and intrigued. It is not only the aesthetic bias that produces this effect, it is the very fact, banal, ordinary, devoid of spectacular. An uncertainty, or rather a sense of uncertainty, emerges. Always, even when it seems anecdotal, the photographed subject is as if surrounded by mystery. The still lifes,...
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