Artist César Zúñiga creates mysterious black-and-white images with light as the protagonist. Across dark frames, Zúñiga directs our eye to narrow patches of light as we search for a recognizable subject.
In the diptych Bogotá Colombia/San Pedro de Atacama Chile, we see the light pour over the contours of a bare-chested man. In the next frame, the light sparkles over a trickling stream, bringing it to life against an otherwise bleak landscape. Infusing his work with palpable contrast, Zúñiga lets the light tell its own story as it provides an escape from the encroaching darkness.