ARTIST: JAVIER CORTINA

***DISCLAIMER: These artworks contain nudity***

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Artist Statement

(English & Spanish)

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They say that the eyes are a reflection of the soul. Is it possible to know people by the depth of their gaze? This is a question that I usually ask myself when making art. For that reason I decide to hide or “censor” the emotions and even the entire face.

In a lot of my works I am searching for a way to reflect the model, I believe it is important to create a neutral character or conduit for this idea in order to present the work to the viewer so that they can see him/herself in the piece.

Another fundamental part of my work is the setting that surrounds each character, I try to create disturbing contexts with dramatic use of air and diffused light.

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Dicen que los ojos son el reflejo del alma, ¿es posible conocer a las personas por la profundidad de su mirada?

Es una pregunta que suelo hacerme a mi mismo. Por ese motivo a veces decido ocultar o “censurar” la mirada, incluso todo el rostro de la persona que posa para mi objetivo.

En varias de mis fotografías busco la no personalización del modelo, creo que es una herramienta muy útil para crear un personaje neutro y/o conductor de la idea para acercar más a que el espectador pueda reconocerse como persona o como una emoción.

Otra parte fundamental es la ambientación onírica que rodea a los personajes, creando una situación inquietante de aire dramático y luz difusa.

 

colby-keller
COLBY KELLER
secret-midnight-love
SECRET MIDNIGHT LOVE 1
secret-midnight-love-2
SECRET MIDNIGHT LOVE 2
the-blue-boy
THE BLUE BOY
fair
FAIR
mito-clotho
MITO CLOTHO
sergio-cuho-iceberg
SERGIO CUHO ICEBERG
pristine-hearts
PRISTINE HEARTS 1
pristine-hearts-2
PRISTINE HEARTS 2

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You can explore more of Cortina’s work by visiting the artists online platforms and galleries at:

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/javiercortinafotografia/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/javiercortina/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jcortinaphoto

Tumblr: http://javiercortina.tumblr.com

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All images were kindly supplied by the artist.

Please ask the artist before using them.

Thank you.

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