@The_redline is the debut as an artist of the photographer and filmmaker Alejandro Áboli. This project was conceived in May 2015 from the artist’s desire to show his unique way of looking at the world. Ever since, Alejandro has been focusing on The RedLine and wandering around the cities in which he has lived – Madrid, London, and New York – to create unified and related bodies of work. Influenced by Pablo Picasso and Dalí paintings, Áboli’s goal is to incorporate surrealism and abstract expressionism into his photos – reality and fiction are woven together.
In his new work, Áboli chose a palette of bright blue and soft pink inspired by the city that saw his birth, Madrid, and the island where he spent a lot of his best memories, Ibiza. As blue as Madrid sky and as pink as Ibiza sunset, Áboli’s photos are perched between actual and fantasy, depicting his personal stories. The Redline photos arrest the viewer’s eye with humor; however, each image relates a contemporary theme, creating a comfortable ambiguity between reality and fantasy.
Sensitive to the subtle changes throughout his work, the role images are constantly evolving while keeping the same essence – both real-world and minimalism have a place in his photos. Inspired by the classic movie Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman, Áboli wanted to pay tribute to women and their power in our society by creating 50 Ft. Woman series, an ode to the women who are capable of conquering the world. He introduced a naked woman who has to fight to make her own space at the metropolis, just as a dissonance between the life imposed by society and the life that is desired. Three cities, three lights: blue Madrid, black & white NYC, and pink LA. Besides that, Red Power photo is a eulogy to all the women who face the world with red lipstick as their best weapon, a weapon which makes them stronger and more self-confident in a society traditionally dominated by men. The red lipstick also emphasizes the importance of their words, framing their mouth in one of the most intense colors – red. The RedLine does not represent life as you know it, but life as you dream it.