Spanish photographer Al Mefer confronts us once again with human experiences’ complexity. In this new series entitled «Absence and Collectivity» and composed of diptychs, the visual artist aims to explore two psychological symptoms called “depersonalization” and “derealization”.
«The former is a state in which one feels detached from oneself, being an observer to their own experiences. The latter is the perception that the external world is unreal and dream-like. Both are common symptoms of many psychological conditions. The use of unnatural colours, quietness and loneliness in my pictures are tools to represent what it feels like to experience the world and the self like it is unreal, to feel absent even among people», he explains.
Read our interview with the artist to know more about his artistic universe.