Remembrances is the result of photos taken by Fernando Viscasillas over three years – each shot at quarterly meetings between artists, writers and poets in a country palace in Fontoura, Valença, in
Portugal. The contemporary visual artist and art teacher captured gardens, dining halls and chapels amidst conferences and debates, combining cultural exchange with natural settings and historic architecture. “Today, this palace is a hotel,” he notes. “A lost paradise.” Illusory stone columns fade into waves, and tendrils of leaves segment the curve of armchairs. Each textured composition is an idyllic embrace between the past and present.
Fernando Viscasillas, from the series Remembrances, (2021-ongoing). 70cm x 100 cm.