Tito MourazFluvial

120 pages. 31 x 25 cmOut of StockTito MourazFluvial

Fluvial is a meditation on the riverside and lakeside beaches of northern and central inland Portugal.


These are places with which Mouraz has a lifelong relationship and through the images he transmutes personal geography into a fictional atmosphere. And just as the river currents have shaped the natural elements, the passage of time has shaped his gaze. Irony is replaced by a kindness and gentleness towards his equals, and a fascination with form and analogy.



These are the informal moments of family life, of Portuguese society, relaxed, and at leisure. Bodies, tree trunks and river-bed rocks begin to resemble sculptures; human bodies, almost amphibious, are often reduced to the simplest of forms, shaped by light or submerged under a surface of water, with the river bed becoming almost an optical instrument.


Realistic yet dreamlike, Mouraz conveys a pagan sense of nature, creating the atmospheric effect of an infinite Sunday, a summer dream – and a visual ode to human leisure.

Tito MourazFluvial

Photographs & Editing: Tito Mouraz

Design: Sérgio Couto
Text: Humberto Brito

Printing: Maiadouro

 

2019

Dewi Lewis Publishing

120 pages

31 x 25 cm

66 colour plates + 7 duotone plates in blue paper

Hardback

Offset Print
First edition
Edition of 650

ISBN 978-1-911306-53-5

Tito MourazFluvial