Expressionism and Surrealism | Esperanza Manzanera Ferrándiz.
I like to call my style with a word that I have invented myself because none of the existing ones satisfied me. This neologism is photoimagination. I use different techniques (digital collage, effects, compositions) that I apply to my photographs and my main influences come from the fantastic art of Magritte, Giorgio De Chirico, Georgia O’Keeffe, Remedios Varo, James Ensor, Man Ray, Duane Michals…
… It could be said that Expressionism and Surrealism are the artistic currents most related to my work.
A girl runs trying to escape her own nightmare, in the shapeless form of terror. Again, the confinement, the health and economic crisis to which the pandemic has led us, has had its collateral effect on those previously considered the least vulnerable: children. His emotional depression and illusions, his fear of the outside and of illness, are issues that this work wants to reflect. And they constitute an issue that society must face and take care of especially, if it wants there to be no sequels in the future.
For all those who leaved without a hu. Within the context of the pandemic in Spain, this photo collage explores the void left by all those who, due to the mandatory isolation decreed by the health authorities, left life without the embrace and affection of their family and friends. It is about the image of a phone off the hook against the background of a cemetery of niches and it wants to reflect the total interruption of communication of those who remain, who are left without their own.