About

Welcome to my blog!

My name is Monica Carvalho and I love creating surreal photomanipulations that will make you look twice 🙂

One of my biggest passion in life is to create surreal photomanipulations – I love coming up with impossible scenes. The imaginary world is more interesting to me than the real world because it is infinite. That is why I have always been fascinated by magic tricks and Surrealist artists such as Magritte.

When inspiration comes, I juxtapose two or three images from my own portfolio on Adobe Photoshop, which I have been self-learning along the years.

My aim in creating these photomontages is to give a double take: people have to look twice at the image to grasp it. Moreover, my work is open to all interpretations, and I take pleasure in confusing people even more by giving titles to my photos that are not descriptive, but rather uncanny and random.

Short bio: I grew up in Switzerland of Portuguese parents, and did my studies in England (BA in History of Art with Museum Studies + MA in Design for Communication). London was the first city I ever exhibited my surreal photomontages, at the Sprout Arts Gallery. I have now been living in Berlin since 2016 and I hope to exhibit my artworks in this vibrant and arty city soon!

Note:  I own all the photographs used in my photomanipulations. I do never use a third party image. The models in my photos are mostly me, but also friends and family. I use a lot of photographs I take on holidays and trips 🙂

 

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Prints of my artworks (for T-Shirts, Iphone and laptop cases, mugs, stickers, posters, bags, key holders, scarves and much more) can be purchased on the four websites below.

Redbubble

Society6

Zippi

Design By Humans

Society6

Love, Monica

> Follow me on Twitter

> Follow me on Instagram

> Check out my painting blog too

> I also sell paintings on Artfinder

For any questions or commissions, please email me at monicamofart@gmail.com 

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