7. Sina Souza: Symbolic Juxtaposition

Symbolic Synergy explores the elements of Symbolism with Juxtaposition, as exemplified by the work of Sina Souza.

Review of work by Sina Souza7. Juxtaposition

Something has to happen. There has to be a hook or a twist that intensifies the other elements of Symbolism. Achieved most easily by juxtaposing one situation against another, this approach serves the dramatic role. Sometimes the action is of transition. Sometimes it is of deterioration. It may question what happened before this glimpse of time and what will happen after it ends, are both implied. In the confrontation or conflict, there are possible resolutions. Juxtaposition adds more layers of meaning through a friction of contrasting metaphors. There may be spectrum from one form to another, a place where the opposites come together. Rich/poor, lush/desolate, moving/stationery are all have degrees of juxtaposed intensity. Unlike Confrontation, there is much room here for grey areas. Juxtaposition is often the origin for the mystery that inspires the work and sets up a depiction choices.

“The Disease of Racism” by Sina SouzaSina Souza, though usually bold, is rarely obvious. “The Disease of Racism” seems, on the surface, to be a confrontation of geometric to organic forms. But questions about both will reveal that this is a coexistence of many questions, that it does include the contrast of dark and light, but only as a beginning. The geometry is organic, and the figure is mechanical! Things are rarely what they may seem. The clarity of simplicity is lost here, though there is strength in being bold. This figure is not happy. Crouching in a defensive posture with an offensive reaching out, this figure caputred and desires to understand. Is there movement? Is the dark form invading the light? Or will the light prevail? Can this figure handle the situation, or fall victim to greater forces? When establishing initial questions based only on what the visuals presented, it is time to read the title. “The Disease of Racism” gives a further context to these shapes.

Continue the exploration of Symbolism with 8. Craft featuring
Gem Preiz“Fractal Porcelain” at Savvy’s Gallery presented by Savvy Moleno 

Also please see review of other work by Sina Souza in Sim Street Journal #2.

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Sim Street Journal #1: Virtual Reveals Real
Sim Street Journal #2: The Old in the New
Sim Street Journal #3: Magicians of Meaning
Sim Street Journal #4: Telling Stories
Sim Street Journal #5: Champions of Expression
Sim Street Journal #6: Overlapping Realities
Sim Street Journal #7: Luck Created
Sim Street Journal #8: Facing the Inevitable
Sim Street Journal #9: Motivated Learning
Sim Street Journal #10: Serious Fun
Sim Street Journal #11: Fantasy Fulfillment
Sim Street Journal #12: Insights from Extremes
Sim Street Journal #13: Bridging Boundaries
Sim Street Journal #14Realities Blend
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