This Artist Creates An Abstract Illusion Using Only Black And White Bodypainting
Michal Zahornacky is professional fine art photographer from Slovakia. He is a self-taught. The main role in his photography plays the human. He mainly focuses on fine-art and conceptual portraits. He brings thoughts and moods to his photographs which he always shows in unclear imagination.
“The thin space which meets both sides, the bad and good, white and black, two opposites which live together yet are so different. LINE is the borderline between two different worlds. In my eyes, LINE is a metaphor of our world. Through my abstract photographs, I want to highlight the thinness of the difference between these worlds.
Can we really see the beauty of one side without meeting the other one? The white is never white without black and opposite.
I created the visual illusion on human bodies by painting dark parts on their bodies copying lines of the background. There is no photoshop manipulation in the photographs. Only bodypainting.”
In his newest series Curves, he displays other, original look of portraits. It goes beyond the classical beauty and prefers an abstract image of the photographed man. He tries to distort the perfect symmetry of the shape so that the final portrait looks at first as an abstract painting. Curvature of the image is achieved by using physical properties of clear water. The water in motion creates irregular curves of the object.