OJO MAGICO - Australia

 

Ojo Magico: "My works explore and push the perception of movement in still images, overlapping a few seconds of movement into one frame and delving into the subject of “The Human Condition”. I explore resilience, fragility, decay and spiritual transcendence, while using a combination of photography and digital art techniques, to construct powerful and emotional images. My main inspiration for this work comes in the tradition of Picasso and the sculptor Stephen De Staebler."

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Ojo in own words:

"Like most photographers, my background is in Graphic Design. Half way through my career, I became aware of the power of photography. I bought myself an SLR but had no idea what I was doing, so I decided to study Photography. Five years later, I had finished two majors, in Fine Art and Commercial Photography. I fell in love with studio photography- being able to manipulate the light fascinated me and being able to use the human body, in all of its glory…it is the perfect subject for this medium, it is timeless and pure.

I am heavily influenced by two great artists who define my work- Caravaggio and Picasso. Yes, they are what you might call at different ends of the spectrum when it comes to style. Caravaggio inspires me with his subjects and the way he used light (chiaro Scuro) to manipulate and highlight his subjects, whereas with Picasso, the influence is the movement in his work, which seems to be defining my current pieces. 

A lot of my work is collaborating with other creatives- models and makeup artists. I like to experiment and explore, at times pushing the limits and boundaries. A lot of this comes from my connection to the models and what they bring creatively to the shoot. The emerging result is a partnership, the model’s expression and personality, together with the inspiration I derive through them and the way I interpret the final image.

My works explore and push the perception of movement in still images, overlapping a few seconds of movement into one frame and delving into the subject of “The Human Condition”. I explore resilience, fragility, decay and spiritual transcendence, while using a combination of photography and digital art techniques, to construct powerful and emotional images. My main inspiration for this work comes in the tradition of Picasso and the sculptor Stephen De Staebler."

You can see more of Ojo Magico's work at his Instagram: @ojo_magico_art