Laura Ribeiro Mascarenhas
Lost in a white desert made of salt, we’re taken to the low and highlands of Chile, Peru and Bolivia, where Brazilian artist Laura Ribeiro Mascarenhas captured the endless hours of a storm that kept her from reaching Chile, the neighbouring country from where her journey has started in Bolívia.
Mitigated by nature, the line where land and sky meet like borders between countries, becomes indistinct. The salty snow makes it impossible to differentiate sky from land, creating a white labyrinth with no division, boundaries or paths.
We look for ourselves in a white world of thick fog.
The colours we find become moments of clarity and discovery - transposed at any moment by the black and white of night and snow. Uncertainty and disorder.
The violence of the storm deprives all shapes, paths and tracks from distinctness.
The encounter with colours is a relief, a glorious moment of peace and beauty in el blanco infinito.
Laura Ribeiro Mascarenhas is a visual artist and art director based in Berlin. Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, she holds a Master of Arts from Hochschule Anhalt / Bauhaus Dessau and a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design / Visual communication.
Through photography, Laura captures atmospheres and curates sources of inspiration to unveil a world that can be mysterious and unknown, yet full of beauty and inspiration.
Laura has participated in art fairs and exhibitions around the world, exhibiting her work in Berlin, Madrid, New York, São Paulo and Curitiba.