The Jury, comprised of Leyre Bozal, curator of the collections of FUNDACION MAPFRE; Blanca Berlín, from BLANCA BERLIN GALERIA; and Pablo Alemán, from LA FUNDACION GESTION CULTURAL, selected Maselli’s photographic work for its high quality and its beauty, as well as the underlying profound and eloquent discourse that reinforces the evocative power of his images and fully rounds out the project.
Hierofanies is an approach to the work of the Romanian philosopher Mircea Eliade, who coined this term to refer to the awareness of the sacred in the everyday and the nearby, in a mountain, a forest, a river. Maselli photographed landscapes traditionally linked to the sacred and the magical, suggesting to the viewer a series of questions: Is there really something supernatural about these spots? Can nature become impregnated with that something? Does nature inspire religious feelings in man?