Jasse, Délio
Born 1980 in Luanda, Angola
Lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal and Milan, Italy
Délio Jasse’s photographic work often interweaves found images with clues from past lives, from found passport photos to family albums. Jasse uses these ephemera to draw links between photography, in particular the concept of the latent image and memory. Jasse has developed his own printing techniques and experiments with photographic printing processes, including cyanotype, platinum and early processes such as Van Dyke Brown. Jasse uses analogic processes to subvert the reproducibility of the photographic medium. He creates subtle variants using gestural strokes and chromatic notes in the application of emulsion. His recent exhibitions include Histories: Contemporary Photography and Video from Africa, The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm; Afrique Capitales: La Villete, Paris, Afriques Capitale Vers le Cap de Bonne-Espérance, Lille 3000, Gare Saint Sauveur (2017). His work also featured in the Dak’art Biennale (2016); and Angolan Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale (2015).
Délio Jasse, Serie Urban landscape #5, 2017, Cyanotype on fabriano paper, 50 x 70 cm. Courtesy the artist and Tiwani Contemporary © Délio Jasse