Silvia Gray

Silvia Gray is an American photographer currently living in Spain who focuses her work on surrealism. The definition of surrealism is: a 20th-century avant-garde movement in art and literature which sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images. In this sense Gray’s photos fit this perfectly, people often refer to surrealist photography as dream like this defiantly fits with Gray’s work. In one of Silvia’s photos she has a person sitting in a chair, however this person seems to be mist from the knee up. In another one of her photos she has a women praying but from the neck down her body is an x-ray. Both of these photos are very surreal as they are nightmarish, the way she has manipulated these images is also very interesting as they almost seem real, the x-ray photo looks like is combined with a normal photo which is what helps to make these photos so convincing. The use of black and white in Silvia’s photos is also very interesting, all of her photos are in black and white, I believe she does it to lose some the detail in her photos to make the seem more realistic almost as if they are documents.


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