Pablo Lerma is an image-based artist and researcher living in New York. His artistic practice involves researching and collecting photographs, maps, drawings, illustrations, and geological material addressing concepts such as time, change, erosion, and extinction. His work takes various forms from photographic installation to publications
He holds a BFA in Painting and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Barcelona; and a Diploma in General Studies of Photography from the Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya, Spain.
His work has been exhibited at Flowers Gallery, Konstanet, Centro Huarte, New York University, Fotoweek D.C., SCAN International Festival of Photography.
A Place to Disappear is a visual research-based project that explores man's absence from the primitive landscape in the Earth. Imagining a near future, where the humans will disappear from this planet but comeback to Earth centuries later.
The project focuses on the traces of utopian landscapes in transformation and extinction, combining them with vernacular photographs from expeditions in the 19th century that documented the same locations. Consequently, the sequence collapses space and time in a way that reflects the relationship between the archive and human memory.