Making a difference is always hard, esspacially when change in itself is not something embraced by the society. However, this is not the case of Sirio, an Albanian visual artist, living currently in Montreal, Canada. He is striving each day to bring something different and unique to his fellow Albanians, a grain of conceptual art.
Sirio Berati is a emerging visual/digital artist whose art is mainly foucsed on identity, class and culture but not limited to. Sirio is known for his coceptual photoshop manipulations, which makes his work unique and different. Sirio has been exploring many areas of art and variety of themes.
Lately, Sirio has posted a series of post apocalyptic images on his instagram account in which you can find here. The pictures are shot in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
While Sirio plays around with his apocalyptic manipulations, he as well wants to emphasise how planet earth is being destroyed every day and that we have a duty to save it.
He says following to the picture above:
“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature. Therefore, let’s not destroy it, because this earth is our only home :)“
“Visual art to me is the representation of the state of my mind. It’s my way of expressing my introvert self,” Sirio says. Sirio translates feeling, emotion and perception into a medium others can perceive, however the narrative behind his work seems to be complex and subliminal, almost blue and dark. Currently, his work is focused on portrait photography.
Not only he does manipulations, but as well Sirio is recently experimenting with motion graphics, animating his pictures to bring them to life. Sirio brings to life images and reinforces their narrative behind by adding visual and audio effects, combining them in this way to create a unique effect. Berati continues his creative work today and aims improve every day.
Sirio Berati overall approaches a very creative dimension of the photography. Listed in “Vogue” and “IMDb”, he shows that these achievements are all the results of a constant work, dedication and passion. As well, Sirio’s works have been multiple times featured on Vogue Italia, The Mcgill Tribune and at Ambigu, a visual gallery in Montreal Canada.
Take a look at his Instagram profile where he shares his work and has gained over 27k followers. Don’t forget to follow the arrows for more great images.
Sydney Emery is a Senior Reporter here at Rise Media covering state and national politics, . Before joining Rise Media, Sydney worked as a contributor to Buzz Feed.. Sydney has worked as a freelance journalist in New York, having been published by over 20 outlets including NPR, the Center for Media and VICE.com.