FLORA BORSI

February 5, 2016 by Laura Gomez

 

Flora is a young fine art photographer from Hungary. She uses exquisite photo manipulation to create surreal images that are thematically focused on identity, relationships, emotions and dreams. Her immaculate technique and subtle conceptual ideas create beautiful evocations of universal emotions, from lust and desire to despair and loss.

Flora at once captures the complex strength and fragility of the human psyche. She expertly visualises dark fantasies and atmospheric dreams, utilising the uncanny and clever metaphor, while unlocking what it means to think, feel, dream and express in the urban world. Her work often features the female body and she plays with hiding and revealing the eyes or face to leave only the feminine form, exploring questions of female representation and the relationship between body and self.

Flora has exhibited internationally with solo exhibitions in Europe and the USA, and has most notably taken part in the “Continental Shift” group exhibition at Saatchi Gallery. She has also exhibited at the Louvre, France. Her ethereal aesthetic has won multiple art prizes and garnered criticalacclaim from press including The Guardian’s Observer and BBC Culture. Her artwork was the face of Adobe Photoshop in 2014.

“ABOUT MY MANIPULATIONS
The editor software is just a tool to complete my pictures, I want to make an image, which looks like a real, unedited photo.
I would like to shock people or make them smile with some society critics. My goal is to inspire the viewer to think, to feel what I felt.” Flora Borsi.

FEATURED IN:
Adobe
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Photoshop
BBC Culture
Beautiful Bizarre Magazine
COMPLEX Magazine
Daily Mirror
Design Collector
ELLE Magazine
Gizmodo
Glamour Magazine
HighLike
IGNANT
InspireFirst
Juxtapoz
La Repubblica
MSN
My Modern Metropolis
Oakland Press
PetaPixel
Philosophie Magazine
ProBlog Magazine
The Daily Mail
The Guardian
The Huffington Post
The Observer
This Is Colossal
Yahoo

CLIENTS & PROJECTS:
Adobe & Lee Hirsh – The Bully Project
Adobe Photoshop 25 Under 25
Adobe Photoshop CC Splash Screen 2014
ABC Studios
Budapest Airport Fall 2013 Campagin
Chris Lawyer
Duda Brack
Elle King – Sony Records
Farha AIDS Foundation
Klara Festival Brussels
National Opera Paris
Philosophie Magazine

EXHIBITIONS:
2012 Budapest, Hungary, Solo Exhibition, Nivelco Trade Center
2014 Detroit, United States, Solo Exhibition, Museum Of Photography and New Media (MONA)
2014 Istanbul, Turkey, Solo Exhibition “Pieces of my mind”, ART350 Gallery
2014 London, United Kingdom, Group Exhibition “Continental Shift”, Saatchi Gallery
2014 London, United Kingdom, Group Exhibition “Flesh”, Leontia Gallery
2014 Linz, Austria, Group Exhibition “Trierenberg Super Circuit’s Best Works”
2014 Budapest, Hungary, Group Exhibition, “Grand Opening” at Mono Art & Design
2015 Istanbul, Turkey, Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, ART350 Gallery
2014 Toronto, Canada, Group Exhibition “A World of Circus Art Exhibition”
2015 Budapest, Hungary, Solo Exhibition, Kaptár
2015 Bogotá, Colombia, Group Exhibition “International Biennial of Photography, Fotografica Bogota by Foto MUSEO”
2015 Detroit, United States, Group Exhibition, “Selfie Show”, Museum Of Photography and New Media (MONA)
2015 Istanbul, Turkey, Group Exhibition “YAZ”, ART350 Gallery
2015 Paris, France, Exposure Award’s collection, The Louvre
2015 Budapest, Hungary, Solo Exhibition “DETROIT”, Art Market Budapest
2015 Los Angeles, United States, Group Exhibition “Adobe 25 under 25”

AWARDS:
2002 Images for Earth Fifth International Edition, Drawing Contest – 3rd prize
2008 National Photography Award by NFÜ – 1st prize
2012 PictureCompete International Photography Award “The Family” – Honorable mentioned
2014 Trierenberg Super Circuit International Photography Award – Gold medal of excellence
2014 World of Circus International Art Contest – Finalist in three categories
2015 Exposure Award, Portraiture Collection

CURRENT LOCATION
Budapest, Hungary
WORK
Freelance Fine Art Photographer
www.floraborsi.com