I have always believed that beauty can take multiple shapes. But when we have it before our eyes, it’s impossible not to acknowledge it: whichever shape it takes, it hits the heart and the mind with emotions that are always recognizable. It’s what I felt when I first saw the hybrid images by Antonio Mora.
Antonio Mora is a Spanish creative with many years of experience as an art director. What I think it happened to him, as it happens to all who are gifted with a particular talent and artistic sensibility, is that after some time the natural evolution of things brought him to change from a designer to an artist. Fantasy, ability (and need) of expressing himself, beauty: everything and more shines through these elaborated images.
These are not exaclty photographs: Antonio Mora creates his images by mixing together photographs and images found in blogs, magazines and everywhere his inspiration takes him, giving birth to explosive visual mixes with a great expressive power.
He talks about himself as a “someone who makes cocktails”, and really, try one and you’ll want more; these photographs remind of known flavors and yet they still leave a mysterious halo that push at our curiosity.
Faces and landscapes, natural elements and elements born from the human’s mind, mix without a solution of continuity, giving birth to an enchanting yet deep dreamlike imaginary.
But now no more words are needed. Let these images inspire you and take their beauty with you as a companion!
translated by Martina Basile
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