FINE ART 


                                                                                               PHOTOGRAPHER  

SILVIA ALVIRA


Injustices frustrate and annoy me. I feel that I need to complain when something does not seem fair, and photography is my medium of expression. It is said that curiosity killed the cat, in my case, it makes me creative. Curiosity is the starting point of most of my projects.

I think the reality is much more overwhelming than fiction. That is why I like to deal with it. I base my work on taking elements of reality, mostly those which are marginalized, labelled by stigmas or stereotypes, as different or wrong within society and mentalise the viewer how wrong it is. My photography goes beyond the literal representation of a scene or subject.

My aesthetic criteria are always based on creative expression, fascination, and curiosity. Simplifications are boring. I like thinking, but I love making others think, that is why although I deal with reality, my work stands out because of the abundant use of metaphors and symbolism. I like philosophy and psychology and the way I make people think, ask, and analyse what they see and reflect on the underlying meaning behind, is the result of it.

One of my main influences is Eduardo Casanova, actor, and director whose art addresses strange subjects, monstrosities, paraphilias and diseases remarkably and peculiarly. Casanova has a unique style, differentiated by being between extravagant and eccentric, picturesque, by his order in the details and its massive use of symbolism and metaphors.

But I do not really have a fixed influence, anything can influence me: a situation, a comment, a title, a word, a picture, anything.  I think art is the easiest way to be free; for all this, I like to describe myself as a fine art photographer
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