Dionísio González: Contemporary Slum

Dionísio González: Contemporary Slum

Spanish artist Dionisio González mixes slums and contemporary architecture in unique photographic montages.

Mauricio Soares
  • 26 october 2009

The world is inundated by bad news regarding Brazilian favelas (slums). Spanish artist Dionísio González brings a breath of fresh air to the story, commenting on the problem with beauty.

His “An Assembled City” series superimposes photos of shantytowns, which portray the awkward aesthetics of poverty, with images of modern contemporary buildings with geometric forms created from scratch. The result is a startling and intriguing blend of colors and textures, depicting a contrasting duality that is so familiar to those who live in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

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