Country: Brasil  
Antonio de Morais  ●

    1.Promenade dans le Jardin Botanique, 2014 Digital 2309x2400 px., US$ 250.00    2.Ange, Salut des âmes, 2014 Digital 1800x2400 px., US$ 250.00   3.Courbes, 2013 Digital 1800x2400 px., US$ 250.00   4.Entre terre et ciel, 2009 Digital 1800x2400 px., US$ 250.00   5.Femme au printemps, 2013 Digital 1800x2400 px., US$ 250.00   6.La immobilité du temps, 2014 Digital 1800x2400 px., US$ 250.00   7.La Mer, 2008 Digital 1254x2400 px., US$ 250.00   8.Nymphéas, 2013 Digital 1196x2400 px., US$ 250.00   9.Amoureux, 2013 Digital 1800x2400 px., US$ 250.00   10.Entre mondes, 2014 Tonization, black & white / color digital image 2297 x 2717 px., US$ 250.00   11.Tête de poisson et le temps, 2014 Tonization, color digital image 2717 x 2124 px., US$ 250.00   12.Trou de ver à trav ers les Pléiades, 2014 Tonization, digital image 2067 x 2717 px., US$ 250.00   13.Un serpent, 2014 Fantastic Surrealism, color digital image 2717 x 1528 px., US$ 250.00   14.Véronique, 2014 Fantastic Surrealism, color digital image 1528 x 2717 px., US$ 250.00

L'artiste avec mademoiselle Cris, 2004


Artist Statement

Well, I was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in October 14th, 1965. My parents, Gilberto and Maria, are Brazilians and they are writers/poets, and my sister, Luciana, works at the tourism field. I have a great number of uncles/aunts and cousins. I was unofficially married to Carmem during 3 years by the second half of the 90’s. After that, I had several girlfriends but I am still unmarried. I have the luck to have 16 great persons in my life – Maria Augusta, Adriana, Cris, Paul, Tânia, Álvaro, João, José Helayël, Sebastião, Heather, Christopher, Suzan, Kyra, Emanuel, Verônica and Ledenice. I am catholic and I thank to GOD for all good things in my life. I graduated in physics and I do space science and technology research in Astrobiology, which I love. Astrobiology is the search for the molecular origins of life on planet Earth, and its possible biogeochemical development in other planets and moons. I also like musical and visual Arts very much. I began taking self-taught photographs since 1975. I am fan of Claude Monet and I learn a lot with his paintings. For me, photography is a way of capturing a tiny part of the beauty of Nature.


Fantastic Surrealism
   Artistic Movement  
Well, by Fantastic Surrealism I mean a new photographic technique and at the same time a new Artistic Movement, original – previously inexistent – created and named by me, in February 23, 2014.
Fantastic Surrealism consists of the photographic mixture of characteristics of the Cultural Surrealistic Movement with the Fantastic Art, resulting in unique images, without the usage of any transformation of images (only a small color and brightness highlight) – as digital or analogical ones.
The Cultural Surrealistic Movement was created in the beginning of the 1920’s decade in Europe. The objective was to solve previous contradictory conditions of dream and reality. Artists painted disconcerting illogical scenes with photographic precision, created strange creatures out of daily life objects and developed painting techniques which allowed the subconscious to express solely by itself and/or to express abstract ideas/concepts.
Fantastic Art is a broad and loosely defined artistic genre. It is not restricted to any specific artistic school, geographic localization or historical period. It can be characterized by subjective matters that convey non-realistic, mystical, religious, mythical or folkloric subjects or events, and it is also characterized by styles which are much more representational and naturalistic – from Nature – than abstract ones. The Fantastic Surrealism is a new Artistic Movement which mixtures into photographs these artistic characteristics described above. The resulting images consist of original non-living elements of Nature (not fabricated by humans – as woods of dry trees, bones, stones, water, etc., and their natural physical-chemical dynamical interrelations), directly photographed & without transformations, and that convey illusion of disconcerting images of strange creatures alive, in movement or not, and at the same time making the viewer subconsciously have emotions like desire, fear, anguish, joy, etc.. Also allowing the mind to express itself into abstract, mystical, religious, mythical or folkloric aspects, etc. The photographic technique is simple by being a direct one, and also in “macro” mode.This Artistic Movement I call Fantastic Surrealism.


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Well, by Tonization I mean a new photographic technique, original – previously inexistent – created and named by me, in August 19, 2013. Tonization consists of putting any curved transparent object between a pinhole photographic camera and the scene which one wants to photograph with the pinhole camera, and to photograph.
The object must possess curved surfaces of any shapes and be made of any material with enough optical transparency for the light to cross it with low lost of intensity, including plastics under mechanical stress, very hot air, etc. – without color or colored.
Pinhole camera is any photographic “camera obscura”, handmade or not, with one or more small holes in place of the objectives, without lenses, which allows external light to enter through the hole(s) and incident on a film or an image scanner circuit.
Normally, only with pinhole cameras the resulting images have less sharpness in comparison to cameras with lenses, have irregular bleeds because of the handmade construction of the cameras, possess diffraction effects, “vignette” effect, with entering of light at random, and are defocused because of the infinite focus of these cameras.
The images have idyllic appearance, giving artistic subjective sensations. And, optically transparent curved material surfaces between the pinhole camera and the scenes being photographed, the resulting images are distorted – also with shadows and bright lights – with light dispersions, optical birefringence, etc., and with forms and colors that can be abstract, surrealist, fauvist, expressionist, cubist, impressionist, fantastic surrealist, etc., which were not present in the scene. This original photographic technique I call it Tonization