Like is a symptom, a disruption in the ecosystem of visual production. It reveals the existence of a deranged approach to pictorial representation in which more importance is attached to showing our place in the world than to showing the world itself. In a society imbued with the capitalism – the excess, total accessibility and asphyxia – of post-photographic era images, the question arises whether it is any longer possible to experience the excitement of discovery.
Like is a printed image of our age, of this global village in which we live and where the human figure melts into the background like some kind of diluted being: a sign floating on the surface with no order, coherence or identity. And that explains Nave’s determination to move to some new, uninhabited land, perhaps further away than ever and perhaps even outside this reality.
Eduardo Nave (Valencia, 1976). He studied photography in Escola d’Art i Superior de Disseny in Valencia. In 2005 he founded, with 13 photographers, the photography collective NOPHOTO. His works have been exhibited around the world and can be found in numerous private and public collections. His oeuvre is represented by Galeria Pilar Serra (Madrid).
This book has received backing of Centro de Arte Alcobendas, gallery Pilar Serra, Control P and Nophoto.