is a photographer based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
All art is useless (Oscar Wilde)
My work is born of my need to say nothing. Despite post-modernity often & vehemently preaching the opposite, any description that would serve as an intermediary between what is seen and what is feelt it is not always essential, as I believe that indiscriminate questioning is an obstacle to a deeper, more meaningful appreciation.
Influenced by movements such as Pictorialism, Aestheticism, Surrealism and Expanded Photography, I develop experimental processes where I use as a central pillar the trivial, but not obsolete, idea of “ars gratia artis”. Through graphics interventions I try to transcend the characteristic reality of the photographic medium in order to create atmospheres that allow viewers to perceive my image in a more aesthetic and less cognitive mode.
In what I do there is nothing to be understood – there’s either meaning or nonesuch.
[Translated to English by Charles K.]
- Rafael Frota
Meu trabalho nasce da minha necessidade de não dizer nada. Apesar da pós-modernidade muitas vezes pregar com veemência o contrário, nem sempre é essencial uma descrição que sirva de intermediária entre o que vemos e o que sentimos, pois acredito que a problematização indiscriminada é um entrave para um fruir mais verdadeiro e profundo.MODEL LIST
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