The theme of continuous innovation has long been a core tenet of both capitalist economies and Twentieth century art. Corporations consistently evoke the concept of innovation linking their values with those of artists. By incorporating the ideals of Nicolas Bourriauld’s Relational Aesthetics and Postproduction into her practice, Rose Klabin’s works are concerned with the constant investigation of today’s corporate culture. Upon her return to Brazil in 2007, after having lived abroad for 13 years, Klabin started photographing factories around the country and became progressively interested in Sustainable Development as a corporate trend.
For her latest series “Corporate Identity” Klabin did a two week immersion in a pulp and paper company in the south of the country, where she had the opportunity to photograph both the reforestation reserves as well as the factories at work. In these photographs, the artist works with superimposition of images – the forests and natural elements of the reforestation areas versus the man-made steel structures and machinery – in order to come up with new images which bring forth the idea of integration between man, nature and corporate development in Brazil.
Rose Klabin was born in 1977 in Brazil, lived, studied and worked in New York from 1998 until 2003, got her MA in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins, lived and exhibited in London from 2004 until 2007 and has been living and working in Brazil since then.