Antonio Salaverry is a Brazilian photographer born in Rio de Janeiro, 1986. His Portfolio has a wide range of different styles, from urban and nature scenes to street, abstractions and surrealistic images.
Awarded nationally and internationally in relevant competitions, Antonio has been increasingly developing his authorial work. To him, photographing in the field is just the start of an artistic process which takes its final form after digitally editing and processing the image and aims to transport the observer into a reality different than the usual one.
One day after another, one day just like the other. Confined and Isolated, the notion of time and space is lost, one can no longer distinguish between being awake or asleep and, consequently, the perception of external reality is mixed with the internal one and the feelings of permanence and belonging are put in doubt. Fed only with news on a global scale that would once seemed absurd and with no prospect of improvement, disturbance permeates the individual who is in agony, waiting for something of which the what, the when and the why are unknown. Soon, restlessness sets in. The depersonalisation becomes recurrent. The discouragement and the anguish are portrayed by the author himself who experiences it, thereby, the self representation converges with the discourse that is created and perceived simultaneously in a continuous and feedback cycle.
The present work is not limited to the pandemic, but maintains a strong relation with it, as it triggered a series of events that act as catalysts for deep feelings, dissatisfactions, unmanifested and visceral wills, hidden under the conscious surface of the psyche, but made visible with the proper stimuli which lead to a state of depletion. It is in this context that the photographic work begins, integrating the process of self-knowledge and acting as a translator of the impregnated message, a therapy, creating a link between the inner and outer.
As the intuitive process of executing the images takes place, it is possible to perceive another process, the oneiric one, which manifests itself, sometimes in an incomprehensible way, but always inexorably. The search is for simple and sincere speech, but through dubious and imprecise scenes, in oppose to objectivity, in a way that the observer is instigated to reflect on the work and the awakening of their own feelings and meanings, inciting more questions than answers about our intimate. No conclusion is drawn, nor is there a visible, tangible or opportune reality to be reached.