Surreal Arabesque by Erika Zolli

Erika Zolli aka Eribluff is a fine-art photographer attracted to the potential of photography to lead the observer into a world of surreal poetry. In her photos new worlds and new realities are created in order to show and explore the invisible dreamlike dimension that lies in the human mind. Her work is a combination of surrealism and lightness: the subjects directly interacts with the surroundings, creating an extrasensory and magical sensation. Her photography is nurtured by accurate post-production and high-precision techniques.

In my last series "Surreal Arabesque" I play with the concept of “arabesque”, which means to contrast the perfection of the "Ideal Beauty" to the extravagance of the imagination, of the fantastic chimeras, of the free figures or, more generically, all new attitudes created outside of the royalties of the ordinary. In this new series apparently normal images are enhanced by surreal and ironic elements: clouds ahead normal self-portrait, multiple hands spanning trees to the ends of the branches, a cat in a ceramic teapots, a woman lying peacefully in a can of tuna etc.
In these images the rationality retracts itself, the logic turns in on itself and the mind becomes blurred . Dissociative combinations, absurd compositions, situations in the balance between the dream and the wildest imagination, all in clear and immediate receptivity of visible thought that the Photography moves in the picture”.

All the photos by Erika Zolli