|Ashimoto (2007 - 2013)
I follow your imperfect steps, your fragile beauty, almost brittle. Glimmers of intimacy in the big city. Around your feet...
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|BONART | Nº 104 | review | JUNE 2008|
|CÉSAR ORDÓÑEZ OR THE INTUITED FORM
To designate the reality, Buddhism uses the word Sunya, which means empty. It is also the name given to the number zero. The observer fills the reality that without their presence would be empty, in the same way that the mathematician can’t work without a number: the zero, a kind of antithesis of a number. The photographer César Ordóñez proposes us an approach to Japanese reality from ashimoto term, which could translate as a part of a foot of a woman who is intuited through the folds of a kimono. But in fact ashimoto is a polysemic concept. It can also refer to the foot, or to a part of the foot. As the same way, the images that shows this artist has many connotations: suggest more than they show, and show just what we need to get an idea of where they come from and where are going the photographed subjects.
Based on the concept of stolen photography and after a meticulous work in Japan in recent years, César Ordóñez get different things. First, create a clear and distinguishable style, and second, to have a discourse that tells us something new, and ultimately, explains a story. We are used that photographers who got their own style. Indeed, this is one of the goals pursued by most schools of photography. Unfortunately the own style, as an ultimate and unique goal, it remains a kind of Sunya, a kind of vacuum, which only the artist can fill with a creative discourse.
|PRESÈNCIA (EL PUNT) | review | 30.03.2008|
The sensuality cannot plot, and this is why the bombardment of advertising images that haunts us daily leaves us more and more indifferent. César Ordóñez went to Tokyo in the hope of capturing a real and natural eroticism. Serene and intimate. Authentic. The series of photographs in black and white and colour, are like a box of sensuality pills. In that images appears women's feet, shod feet and decorated with elegance and fantasy, without falling into the exuberance. Evoking an unsophisticated glamour, a tender and mysterious beauty, next and inaccessible at the same time. There are stolen photographs, but also, many allowed photographs. The authenticity is imposed: each foot has the value also for its imperfections.
ASHIMOTO in solo exhibitions
2018 TOKYO ÍNTIM, Galeria Agüí, Andorra la Vella (ANDORRA)
ASHIMOTO in group exhibitions
ASHIMOTO in art collections
AUER PHOTO FOUNDATION, Geneva (Switzerland)
TOKYO INTIMO | Patricia Conde Galería, México DF | 14.3.2012 - 11.4.2012