In the Streetnetic project, Donaldo Barros uses photography to turn city streets into art.
The Venezuelan artist is mainly interested in the small and apparently insignificant details that are commonly found in the streets of our cities. The stripes of a pedestrian walkway, the light passing through a manhole cover, the colors created by the reflections of the sun on the windows of a building: elements that nobody normally stops to observe.
DoBa manages to turn these details into unexpected patterns that give a new value to the urban space. His abstract images are characterized by parallel lines, geometric shapes and rhythmically repeated elements in which it is almost difficult to recognize the initial subject he captured on the photographs.
Through the Streetnetic project, the artist demonstrates how every detail can hide an artistic concept of great value and how the street is a place of great artistic fruitfulness.
There are millions of things to see even when you think that they are all the same. That is what happens to me on the street
For Donaldo Barros art manages to transform an instant into something eternal. The streets change every second but the artist instead manages, through his camera, to make eternal a particular light effect happening on a specific moment, something that will never repeat itself in the same exact way. Because even if you go back to the same street corner, in front of the same building and at the same time, what you see will never be exactly the same.
The street is my workshop, it is where I devise, where I have developed