João Salazar, visual artist and singer-songwriter from Porto Alegre, RS. Graduated in the course of Bachelor of Visual Arts from Feevale University, he discusses his most recent works and reflections on urban everyday life. It is mainly based on the techniques of woodcutting, photography and drawing to expose and discuss uneasiness generated through contact with the city. He was recently selected at the Latin American Mobgrafias Festival, which took place at MIS in São Paulo. He also participated in some collective exhibitions and fairs, especially the exhibition of photographs "Ao lado do outro lado" (Beside the other side) along with visual artist Carmem Salazar in Ateliê O Bestiário.
The series called "Common Unit" brings a reflection on the daily life in the big cities, a concern arising from the need to discuss the absence of contact and human exchanges in the spaces of flow in urban centers, since the word community, in its origin, refers the social relations more simple and not only the human relations with their territories. By this definition I search for images in free collections on the internet, so I deal with the image and change its color to black and white, which in the first moment approximates the figures, placing them on a level of equality before the image. This is done using colored oily pastel to interfere with the impression, which in my understanding symbolically represents this communication at the imagery level. What I propose are these perceptibly absent connections in the functioning of large cities. The colors that overlap the ashes in the crowd. Potifolio: https://www.instagram.com/joaosalazar1/
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