AMPARO GARRIDO 2019
TIERGARTEN. A GERMAN ROMANTIC GARDEN
EXHIBITION: 04 MAY 2019 - 22 JUNE 2019
The love of Nature manifests itself, among other things, through the desire to enjoy landscapes and the well-being caused by their proximity. So it's normal to travel to the outskirts of the city in search of that enjoyment.
A more "urban" genre is the poetic movement with impressive gardens as its protagonist, which throughout history has enriched poets with countless metaphors about the qualities of a garden, its flowers, sometimes with a certain baroqueness but always with great beauty.
This poetic genre present in the Tiergarten is clearly reflected by Amparo Garrido in her photographs where she expresses the impact that the contemplation of nature has had on her. Light, shadow and color are projected in her pictures, like a visual poem, just as a painter would place on his canvas.
To gaze upon Amparo Garrido's pictures is like reading Octavio Paz in his poem "Written in Green Ink"
Green ink makes garden, forest, fields,
trees full of leaves where letters sing,
words that are trees,
phrases appearing as green constellations.
Permit my words' descent cover your whiteness
like a rain of leaves on a field of snow,
like ivy on the statue,
ink on this page.
Arms, waist, neck, breasts,
forehead pure as the sea,
a neck of forests in the fall,
teeth biting a blade of grass.
Your body is constellated in green images
like a tree's body, covered with green shoots.
Never mind the scar, little and luminous:
look up at the sky and its green tattoo of stars.
Located in the charming cultural area of the city of Oporto, known as Block of Arts, is an innovative space dedicated to author photography, design, art and the most modern and elegant interior architecture. In addition to exhibition space, it is a place for the exchange of knowledge, with conferences of autors from different areas and places of the world.