Billboard 14

Tudela, Armando Andrade
These photographs are part of a series taken by the artist of giant advertising structures alongside highways in Peru. Commercials on the billboards once caught drivers’ attention with bright colours, memorable slogans and easily absorbed concepts. Now, however, they are found empty and redundant. Confronted with these images the viewer is transported to a site of isolation and solitude. They stand like ruins, offering an insight into an abandoned world. Tudela’s photographs are not a simple record of reality. His works incite deeper reflections on what surrounds, and sometimes encapsulates us. The works could be seen as a comment on the changing cultural landscape of South America and the effect of Western influence.
  • Artwork Details: 42.4 x 58cm
  • Edition: AP1, ed of 3 + 2AP
  • Material description: C-type photograph
  • Credit line: © the artist
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  • Medium: Photograph
  • Accession number: ACC12/2006



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