Being conscious about the difficult situations in the world full of tragedy, worldly issues that define our society, and seeing these matters as main concepts in the art nowadays, I feel absolutely opposed to reiterate these same notions in my work. Going to the other extreme I root my art into something more uplifting and more connected with the hope of the present and the future, the Ethos that always lays and has always laid behind the substance of life.
My artworks express the core of joy and the heart of life either in figurative or abstract photography.
My abstract photography is visually subjected to color and light.
I work with images “stolen” from the instants of life. I grab sudden reflections over the objects, the abrupt apparitions of colored fields combined with geometric forms and their pictorial shapes which at the end it is no more than the metaphysical power of light and its energy.
My images convey the invisible spirit of life and the unseen aspects of the energy. In this sense, when the viewer sees my photos he or she captures color fields, dynamic motions, rhythms or sparkling lights, that either fade out or repeat consecutively into cinematic chromed scenes. It is an experience of pure perception of color and light that at the end express the continuum of the existence. My abstract photographic work presents imperceptible segments and fleeting moments beyond the material reality that the non-trained eye cannot see.
As French writer Gabriel Bauret indicates in his book Approach to Photography, photography serves as testimony of reality but it is also a recall and a reconfirmation of the existence of that reality.
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