Sunday, August 12, 2012

Fernando Montiel Klint

Fernando Montiel Klint, 1978, Mexico, is an image maker who concentrates on staged photography often dealing with introspection. He studied photography at the Escuela Activa de Fotografia and Centro de la Imágen. In his series Acts of Faith he has taken the meaning of the word faith in contemporary life without being bound by religion. In various scenes and actions he generates atmospheric and absurd realities. In Nirvana he created scenes within closed spaces, taking the subjects to a state of Nirvana, being the highest spiritual state that can possibly be achieved. The work has a hint of irony yet tries to evoke calmness and silence. Fernando works in a free way similar to a painter and often uses large format camera’s. His work has been exhibited extensively and is part of numerous collections throughout the world. His use of color in his photographs is very unlike many of his fellow artists, rather than focusing on muted colors he uses bright, highly saturated colors in his photographs that pop out at the viewer, despite his often somber scenes. His works are inventive, thought-provoking, and really everything a great series should be.

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