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Publisher Note

‘Obscuria de Profundis’ was developed from 2016 to 2020. It is a search for visual answers to the riddle of existence. Tolo uses everyday objects that correspond with allegorical objects in the cosmos. They illustrate the path that the species have traveled from its origin to the present time. Looking for the resolution of the oldest enigma, that of existence:
What are we?
Where do we come from?
Where are we going?
It remains the main reason that moves the species to continue. From the dark path to the light of knowledge.

Parra's photographs are mixed with found images to create a visual dialogue between eras and matter. Attempting to answer, though fiction, those real questions.

“Perhaps man has done nothing else since his birth as a species rather than wandering in an infinite desert of nothing. A dark and unknown dimension to his consciousness in which his only destiny is the eternal search. Although the result is always to get the answer that he still knows nothing and that silence is the only answer infinity gives him.” — Tolo Parra

The book is divided in 6 chapters, presenting the narrative arch of the universe: between the initial and the final “nothing”… all the history of mankind.


Obscuria de Profundis

by Tolo Parra

Release Place Athens, Greece
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2020
Editor: Gonzalo Golpe
Writer: Various Authors
Artist: Tolo Parra
Printrun 800
ISBN-13: 978-618-84341-9-6
Topics Found Images
Methods Photography, Writings
Language English, Spanish
Dimensions 24.0 × 32.0 cm
Pages 208

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