// VISUAL PORTRAITS //

THIS MONTH REDMILK UNDERTAKES A NEW JOURNEY INTO THE PORTRAITS WORLD. THE PORTRAITS ARE ALWAYS A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION FOR THE WORLD OF FASHION AND ART, SOME HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SEE BEYOND THE SIMPLE PHOTO, REALIZING A MAGICAL ARTISTICALLY AND CONTEMPORARY WORLD. TWO EXAMPLES ARE THE ARTISTIC VISIONS OF ROCIO MONTOYA AND ASHKAN HONARVAR

Rocio Montoya is a Spanish artist and photographer. His surreal collage dealing with the theme of the human body in a close relationship with the natural world. The conceptual basis of his work are the research on the female figure and the loss of identity.

The final creations are a mix of vintage graphics elements framed in a new illustrative vision. The disturbing and poetic atmospheres in the portraits lead us into the world of dreams. Revealing into the subconscious, his works become mirages that project us into a parallel reality through new aesthetic experiences. “Art consent us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” (Thomas Merton)

Ashkan Honarvar is an artist born in Iran who lives and works in Norway. The collages works created by Ashkan are fascinating, beautiful and mysterious. In his creations he deals with concepts related to the darkness of humanity and how identity is formed through the human body.

The images of faces, people or body shapes are revised for new creations that look to the idea of how we perceive ourselves and the role of the body in the story. The darker sides of the human mind are narrated through the beauty of the human body, seen as a vehicle for identity. A unique aesthetic vision, with shocking and ethereal images. A pen seen as a scalpel and creativity as his communication tool.