Facundo de Zuviría. Images of Buenos Aires surveys forty years of the artist’s career, from 1982 to 2022, through 195 black and white and colour photographs. It is presented as a linear account in the manner of a continuous flow, only interrupted by the series “Argentinian Siesta”, the artist’s best known and most political one, and “Frontality”, an outstanding example of his interest in composition and symmetry.
Zuviría employs two fundamental working methods. Firstly, projects that continue over a lengthy period of time which arise from a previous idea and in which each image is subordinate to a particular concept, as in the case of “Frontality”. That series, started in 2010, was initially intended to come to an end but is still ongoing today. This is also the case with “Images of Buenos Aires”, which Zuviría considers his most personal creation given that it is based on motifs that he constantly returns to during his regular walks around the city. Secondly, the artist creates series in a self-contained and time-limited manner, as with his photograms (1981-83), sequences (2000-04), the above-mentioned “Argentinian Siesta” (2001-03), and the cyanotypes of books that he produced during the pandemic (2020-21), to cite just some examples.