Silvino González Morales
Bogotá, Colombia

I began my life as a photographer a bit late, after my struggle to find myself in engineering I finally decided to follow my Father's footsteps and pursue my love for photography. My professional career is as a graphic designer, but photography is a special, unique way to control and mitigate my bipolar condition. It is my personal treatment and many of my works are deeply influenced by my changing and contradicting mood states. As it is for many of my work is cathartic and a declaration of pride about my condition; my art pieces try to talk about my country, our wars, our pain, our dreams, our cultural melting pot and our never ending search for meaning. The other ever-present theme in my work is the concept of role as a cultural creation which has little relationship to human beings and is the fruit of powers in some specific space and time. I don’t believe I create photographs, instead I think I build images using photographic medium and techniques as a part of the process of giving material sensate structure to concepts and ideas. I deeply admire artists able to capture meaningful instants allowing them to stand in time. But as a creator, I see myself more like an artisan, like a designer who plays with ideas, thoughts, cultural values and pressures; who attempts to balance tensions, tones, shapes in the pursuit of visual pieces that are imagistic in their deepest nature, but beyond the act of capture alone.


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