Art & Design

The Surreal Kaleidoscope of Yuri Tuma’s Photographic Geometry

Art & Design

The Surreal Kaleidoscope of Yuri Tuma’s Photographic Geometry

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“My formula really started very simple,” Brazilian-born Miami artist Yuri Tuma explains in a video about his work. “With pretty much mirrorising, dividing images into two to four quadrants. Now I’m using over 100. As I’m shooting I can visualize the image being mirrored. From one photograph to 100 will give me this optical illusion.”

The artist, a photographer who then manipulates his shots into intricate geometric patterns, will have an exhibition, his sixth solo show, at the Butter Gallery in Miami opening November 6. The effect is like looking into a kaleidoscope that’s been projected onto tiles or textiles.

“Symmetry provides a true sense of beauty and comfort to the subconscious,” he’s said. ‘We are all built under natural non-mathematical formulas that generate an infinite symmetrical construction in every microscopic particle that makes up the whole. It has become a practice of transcendental mediation in which awareness can flourish in a very organic manner within my conscious daily activity. You can really get to know yourself when your brain stops asking questions, and I believe symmetry provides that platform of quietness, distress and solitude.”

See more of his work here.

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