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Surreal Anatomy Photography

Spanish photographer Ángela Burón explores the anatomy of the human body in surreal portraits, the young 25-year-old photographer questions our own humanity and our relationship to the body, skillfully blurring the codes of normality. She likes to play with different body parts, arranging them in new, unexpected ways.

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She creates surreal and often optically perplexing photographs. With askew imagery and mysterious compositions, Burón seeks to disorient the viewer and prompts them to question the reality of what they are seeing.

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While Burón boasts a diverse body of work, a common motif in her photographs is a focus on hybridity. Feet replaced by hands, breasts conjoined with thighs, and legs sporting two sets of knees are just a few examples of these peculiar pieces, which make up a large portion of her celebrated portfolio.

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Burón also dabbles in more conventional portraiture. Spanning coy self-portraits, sensual nudes, shots of amorous couples, and even a close-up of a bright-eyed cat, these works—though seemingly realistic—still convey the artist’s unique and curious style. Characterized by unnatural poses and disconcerting expressions, this side of Burón’s oeuvre still captures her inherent tendency toward the surreal and, thus, portrays her unique and unusual style.

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“Living in my head is exhausting,” she explains in one image. Others tend to be a description of whats troubling her that day, like being afraid of water, feeling empty, sleeping well but waking up on a Saturday and failing to take pictures with odour.

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© Ángela Burón

“I have so much pain inside that breaking and recomposing my body is a kind of safe violence that almost relieves that pain.” – Ángela Burón

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About: Ángela Burón

As a child, Burón had dreams about becoming an inventor with a room filled up with an odd-lot of objects and machinery that would prepare meals. Growing up, and while she was trying to find a way to make her dream come true, she decided to follow her father’s steps and become an engineer but she soon dropped out on the idea and went after her true passion photography.

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Data:

Name: Surreal Anatomy
Type: Photography
Views: human body
Theme Colour: Black and White, dark tones, red tones
Year: 2013-2015

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Photographer: Ángela Burón
Text Description: © Courtesy of Ángela Burón, art-sheep, beautifuldecay
Images: © Ángela Burón

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