Nicolas Sanchez L.

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We spin around the nights (Photo Series)

[2013 - 2014] On Sunday evenings, at ‘closing time’ during the winter months of 2012–13 I conducted nocturnal peregrinatory walks alone through the streets of London. And these images appeared; on one hand, Pubs like ships in the night, a mid-distance front take showing the shadowy exterior, empty streets, abandoned bikes, useless phone cabins, mailboxes, everything lit by a few lamps. And then the bright interior that invites us to look in on what’s happening inside. A bunch of people hanging onto the remnants of that damned hour when pubs are almost closing. On the other hand, parks, corners and sidewalks in the middle of the night, nocturnal cityscapes of London, but with a wider, more distant gaze. In the logic of the series they function as context, as a more distant portrait but of the same moment in the night’s deepness. While outside the city sleeps, others plot their own revolution within their hearts, get lost in the nights in order to remake themselves every day, to change everything by changing themselves.

"These moments during the ‘graveyard hour’ of the slowest night of the drinking week provide Sanchez with an urban study within his recurrent theme of landscapes as performance. Between Walter Benjamin’s Flâneur and Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks, he situates himself as both observer and subject within the work—a single pensive figure in the lonely sea of Sunday night drinkers."

  1. Untitled (The Constitution, St Pancras)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  2. Untitled (Inkerman Road, Kentish Town)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  3. Untitled (O'Reillys, Kentish Town)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  4. Untitled (Prince of Wales Road, Camden)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  5. Untitled (Southampton Arms, Highgate)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  6. Untitled (Limehouse Link, Canary Wharf)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  7. Untitled (The Assembly House, Kentish Town)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  8. Untitled (Lambeth Bridge, Westminster)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  9. Untitled (The Old Eagle, Camden)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  10. Untitled (Hyde Park II, Westminster)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  11. Untitled (The Grafton, Kentish Town)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  12. Untitled (Hyde Park I, Westminster)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  13. Untitled (The Eagle, Old Street)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  14. Untitled (Tumulus, Hampstead Heath)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  15. Untitled (The Seven Stars, Holborn)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  16. Untitled (Parliament Hill Fields, Highgate)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  17. Untitled (The Lansdowne, Primrose Hill)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  18. Untitled (Kite Hill, Hampstead)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  19. Untitled (Sir Richard Steele, Chalk Farm)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  20. Untitled (Dog Walking, Parliament Hill)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  21. Untitled (Sir Robert Peel, Queen's Crescent)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  22. Untitled (South Meadow, Hampstead Heath)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  23. Untitled (The Lord Southampton, Belsize Park)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  24. Untitled (Romantic viaduct, Hampstead Heath)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  25. Untitled (William IV, Hoxton)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  26. Untitled (Saxon Ditch, Hampstead Heath)

    We spin around the nights Series Digital C-print, Mounted on Aluminium and Perspex 60 x 40 inches

  27. We spin around the nights Series

    On exhibition at Cecilia Brunson Projects

  28. We spin around the nights Series

    On exhibition at Cecilia Brunson Projects

  29. Installation view

    At Sala Gasco, Santiago, Chile

  30. Installation view

    At Sala Gasco, Santiago, Chile

  31. Installation view

    At Sala Gasco, Santiago, Chile

  32. Installation view

    At Sala Gasco, Santiago, Chile

  33. Installation view

    At Sala Gasco, Santiago, Chile

  34. Installation view

    At Sala Gasco, Santiago, Chile

  35. Installation view

    At Sala Gasco, Santiago, Chile

  36. Installation view

    At Sala Gasco, Santiago, Chile

  37. Installation view

    At Sala Gasco, Santiago, Chile