JULIAN DURA

“My photography is intrinsically related to myself. A window to my true nature, the constant unconscious necessity to immortalize my most deepest thoughts are expressed in my self- ­portraits.”

My photography is intrinsically related to myself.

“A window to my true nature, the constant unconscious necessity to immortalize my most deepest thoughts are expressed in my self- ­portraits. These are created as a way of exploring fears, anxieties, dreams or truths that linger in my subconscious . In other words, my work is based upon the construction of my own identity through different characters, different narratives that emerge from my mind, and from the culture and society I live in.

In my images, each element; such as symbols, scenes and signs, is conceived through a blend of research and playful experimentation, open to the challenge of spontaneous creation. The power of change that comes with “form;” the opportunity given to us by art to embody a new identity or persona whenever it is needed, is always a liberating and psychologically relieving process.

In order to create the characters in my self portraits, I design my own costumes, accessories and props, each object holding a particular meaning to me. To my view, these smaller pieces can also be seen as individual works of arts. In general, I like exhibiting my creations within the photograph as a way of finishing or completing one concept, showcasing both forms of art and combining the pieces in an installation allowing me to perform for myself.”

-Julian Dura
Photographer

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A_7.Found-Natures

A_8.-Prayer

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Julian Dura ­ is an emerging artist and photographer. He was born in Uruguay in 1996 and is currently a student in his home country. Despite his young age, he possesses a combination of strong conceptual foundations and impressive technical chops that have won him several exhibitions and publications both in Uruguay and internationally.

Follow Julian’s carefully constructed creations here.

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