The Spanish photographer Maykel Lima has produced a series of intriguing diptychs which give expression to his captivating style with a blend of minimalism and surrealism. He plays with the bodies of his models by turning them into assemblages, whereby every photograph becomes a sort of human puzzle. Maykel Lima’s playful and inspired gaze invents creatures that are neither entirely human nor completely alien. These anatomic compositions are both absurd and endearing. The photographer appropriates the minimalist esthetic codes and tricks the viewer with this seeming visual simplicity which reflects a nihilist, alienated universe. While Maykel Lima’s photographs are refined,...
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