Flora Borsi is a young fine art photographer from Hungary forming a likeness between the animal kingdom and the human form. She formed the series ‘animeyed’, which creates curious hybrid beings from two different species.
The collection of self-portraits sees people side-by-side six separate creatures: a cat, dove, blowfish, goldfish, snake and hare. For each composition, Borsi matches her hairstyle, makeup, and eye color to match the characteristics of each animal, dying her hair orange to mimic the hue of a goldfish and painting her face snow white to match the texture of a dove. As the artist stares at the camera facing frontwards, one of the animals conceals part of her face, matching their own eye above where hers would be revealed. The effect forms hybrid entities that play with the perception of the viewer and cleverly display the physical similarities between the human and animal features.
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. nd self.
Flora has exhibited internationally with solo exhibitions in Europe and the USA. She has also exhibited at the Louvre, France. Her ethereal aesthetic has won multiple art prizes and garnered critical acclaim from press.