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I began my life as a photographer a bit late, after my struggle to find myself in engineering I finally decided to follow my Father's footsteps and pursue my love for photography. My professional career is as a graphic designer, but photography is a special, unique way to control and mitigate my bipolar condition.… Read More
I began my life as a photographer a bit late, after my struggle to find myself in engineering I finally decided to follow my Father's footsteps and pursue my love for photography. My professional career is as a graphic designer, but photography is a special, unique way to control and mitigate my bipolar condition. It is my personal treatment and many of my works are deeply influenced by my changing and contradicting mood states. But it was the discovery of the alternative photographic processes and the influence of Omaira Abadia that defined, and refined my approach to photographic art.

As a Colombian visual artist and designer my work is focused in finding artistic pathways to meld indigenous cultural roots with a global worldwide vision. Currently my goal is to experiment with mixtures between classical (analogical) and digital techniques of representation, capture and printing of images; trying to find a personal way to express my vision and feelings on subjects. My main theme is the city: it landscape, it struggles, it stigmas, it inhabitants, its outsiders. The city as an extension of greater humanity and its relationships. I live in a city which is a mixture of so many elements and factors, a destination for thousands of people running from 40 years of warfare, a place to live, learn, dream and suffer. A city destroyed and rebuilt, full of people giving the best to build and rebuild their own dreams and lives. But above all, a city full of hope and hard work. In my own work I try to reflect my concerns about my role like a man and an artist in a process between traditions and preconceptions, and more post-modern perceptions about myself, my sexuality, my place and my future. Between traditions, rituals, history tempered by (nihilist urges and hedonistic streaks) I try to find equilibrium.

As it is for many of my work is cathartic and a declaration of pride about my condition; my art pieces try to talk about my country, our wars, our pain, our dreams, our cultural melting pot and our never ending search for meaning. The other ever-present theme in my work is the concept of role as a cultural creation which has little relationship to human beings and is the fruit of powers in some specific space and time. I don’t believe I create photographs, instead I think I build images using photographic medium and techniques as a part of the process of giving material sensate structure to concepts and ideas. I deeply admire artists able to capture meaningful instants allowing them to stand in time. But as a creator, I see myself more like an artisan, like a designer who plays with ideas, thoughts, cultural values and pressures; who attempts to balance tensions, tones, shapes in the pursuit of visual pieces that are imagistic in their deepest nature, but beyond the act of capture alone. Read Less
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2015
Photographs from the series “Sabiduría a flor de piel” and “Crisol” included in the exposition My Country hosted by The Photographic Angle.
http://thephotographicangle.co.uk/exhibitions/

Photography from the series “Sabiduría a flor de piel” honorable mention in the Grand Prix de la Photographie 2015, … Read More
2015
Photographs from the series “Sabiduría a flor de piel” and “Crisol” included in the exposition My Country hosted by The Photographic Angle.
http://thephotographicangle.co.uk/exhibitions/

Photography from the series “Sabiduría a flor de piel” honorable mention in the Grand Prix de la Photographie 2015, category Professional.
http://www.px3.fr/winners/zoom2.php?eid=1-53541-15&uid=3237677&cat

Photography from the series “Shadow of the self” honorable mention in the Grand Prix de la Photographie 2015, category Professional.
http://www.px3.fr/winners/zoom2.php?eid=1-50122-15&uid=3237677&cat

Photography from the series “Shadow of the self” included in the exposition The State of Being Human. Woody Gaddis Gallery and The University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, USA.

Finalist in the 7th Pollux Awards in the Pro category; Children and Fineart sections.
http://www.galaawardsgallery.com/fine-art-pollux.html
http://www.galaawardsgallery.com/children-pollux-pro.html

Photography included in F-Stop magazine 71: Humans vs Nature
http://www.fstopmagazine.com/images/slides/SilvinoGonzalez3.jpg
Photography from the series Crisol, nominated in the 8th International Color Awards, London.
http://www.colorawards.com/8thphotoshow/nominations.php?x=p&cid=278

Participating in Telephone: a collective work of creation between several art fields
http://telephone.satellitecollective.org/

2014
Honor mention in the Moscow International Foto Awards 2014. Series Urban Museum. Moscow, Russia.
http://moscowfotoawards.com/winners/hmention.php
Winner of Beca de creación para artistas de trayectoria intermedia. Ministerio de Cultura, Colombia. (Scholarship for artist with intermediate trajectory, Culture Ministry, Colombia)
Series: Sabiduría a flor de piel (Wisdom deep seated)
http://www.sabiduriaaflordepiel.com
Photography from the series Frozen, incluided in the exhibition from the Center of Fine Arts: Center Forward 2014 Juried by Hamidah Glasgow. Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
http://goo.gl/Tju1ra
Finalist the 7th Masters Cup of Photography in London. Category Professional - Fine Art. London, United Kingdom.
http://www.colorawards.com/gallery/index.php?g=n
Photographs included in (lith prints) in Light Sensitive 2014 – Celebrating Images from the Darkroom. Art Intersection, Arizona, USA. 2014.
http://artintersection.com/blog/highlighted-submissions-to-light-sensitive-2014/
Finalist in the 6th Pollux Awards, category Fineart.
http://www.call4artists.com/6thPollux.html#list
Participant of Telephone: a collective work of creation between several art fields by Satellite.
http://transmission.satellitepress.org/VOLUME/001/ISSUE/003/telephone/
Odalisque, lith print, nominated in the 7th Internaional Color Awards
http://www.colorawards.com/gallery/index.php?cid=242

2013
The analogical half of my series: Bipolar: Between analogical and digital won in the London International Creative Contest (Final Selection).
http://goo.gl/4ITJJU
Honorable mention (photographs from the series Frozen) in the Grand Prix de la Photographie 2013, category Professional.
http://goo.gl/O4gdf
Photograph exposed and included in the catalogue of: Looking back: The art of nostalgia en PhotoPlace Gallery (Middlebury, Vermont, USA)
http://www.vtphotoworkplace.com/id221.html
Photograph (reproductio of one salt print from the series Shadow of the self) included in the esposition: Fotosalon Varna, and its catalogue. Varna, Bulgary.
http://goo.gl/hFfFq
Photograph (salprint from the series Bipolar) included in: Mapping: borders,
bodies, memories (one of the two exhibitions during the Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, USA).
http://www.fi lterfestival.com/mapping-borders-bodies-memories/
Photographs (salprints from the series Bipolar) included in Photomagazine 54: Latin american issue
http://goo.gl/8Z4jw
Photograph from the series: Through the looking glass winner of High commendation
in Photographic’s angle: Not As It Seems.
http://goo.gl/rmxdx
Photographs included in Lenscratch 2013 cellphone compilation
http://bit.ly/13up564
Photographs included in Photomagazine 59: True / False.
http://www.fstopmagazine.com/groupexhibition.html
Before
Honorable mention in the Grand Prix de la Photographie 2012, Altered Images
Competition (photographs from the series L’informe).
http://goo.gl/H25ze
Photograph included in Tomate de Árbol #1
http://issuu.com/tomatedearbol/docs/tda_01_engonline/131
Photograph included in Creattica
http://creattica.com/photos/childhood-00/26440/
http://creattica.com/photos/the-worker/26439/
http://creattica.com/photos/the-rose-lumen-print/76153
Review in FolioHunt
http://www.foliohunt.com/?s=silvino&x=0&y=0
Review in Colectivo Bicicleta
http://www.colectivobicicleta.com/2009/08/nos-llegan-links-fotografi a-de-silvino.html
http://www.colectivobicicleta.com/2011/01/fotografi a-de-silvino-gonzalez.html
Photograph chosen like one of the best of the year by Colectivo Bicicleta
http://www.colectivobicicleta.com/2009/12/20-fotografi as-colombianas-del-2009.html
Review in Freaks Online
http://www.freaksonline.co.uk/online_gallery/silvino-gonzalez-morales-photography.html
Lumen prints: Pomona published in Designers couch
http://goo.gl/DZ10M
Photograph and tutorial included in 1 exposure
http://1x.com/photo/45948
http://1x.com/tutorials/30096/weight-of-time
Bipolar & Suma Pinta featured in The Creators Project Gallery
http://goo.gl/dNePJ
Review in Seven by Five
http://www.sevenbyfi ve.net/photos/photo-profi le-silvino-gonzalez-morales/
Review in Inspired Magazine.
http://bit.ly/13yT3aB

Interviews & books
Art work included in the catalogue of the exposition Foto Salon Varna 2013.
Art work included in the catalogue of the exposition Looking back: The art of nostalgia by Photoplace Gallery, to printby demand in Blurb.
http://goo.gl/YSbzgo
Art works included in the book: Anthotypes – Explore the darkroom in your garden and make photographs using plants by Malin Fabri
http://goo.gl/nUOpG
Interview in Bariloche Expone
http://issuu.com/disenador/docs/www.barilochexpone.com.ar/53 Read Less
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