Lente Scura, Italian for “dark lens,” has a working name reflecting both the atmosphere and meaning within his art. As he explains in an interview with Urban-Muse, his lens—his point of view—is expressed in a manner that is “surreal and mystical with dark emotional tones.” By combining photo-manipulation with digital painting, he submerges the subjects into a world of dark dreams, where the fury and beauty of emotion both consumes and liberates them. As the backdrop and the contours of the body meld into darkness, context and controlled reality are replaced with the individual in their purest—and perhaps most chaotic—state of presence, which ranges from euphoria to madness. Be sure to check out Lente Scura’s Instagram.
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