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First Stone (with The Boy) - Nuno Roque / Gaudi Kaiser

« First Stone (with The Boy) », Self-portrait.      .

First Stone

 

This satirical photograph visually plays with the utterance of Jesus in John 8:7, viz. “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her”. As an institution, the church has used its teachings throughout history to oppress, discriminate and persecute everybody who differed from its authority and had a different culture, opinion, sexuality or lifestyle than the one commonly accepted.

Due to its universal influence, even today, in many countries, children are still taught to discriminate and throw stones at others for being different. “But what if I played their game?” was the thought that originated this picture.

 

SELF-REFLECTIONS is a series of satirical and surreal self-portraits, presenting a repertoire of four personalities that live inside the same person. I photograph my different sub-personalities as archetypes and fairy tale characters. I name them: The Villain, The Joker, The Prince and The Boy.

 

The images, meticulously constructed like paintings with in-depth work on their characterisation, colour and style, form allegorical tableaux whose narratives intertwine artistic, cinematic and philosophical references. They evoke the construction of identity, childhood, death, freedom, madness… sometimes to comedic effect.

 

Irony and subversion invite the viewer to a striking world filled with a strange chromatic unreality, a theatre of the absurd where a single actor plays all the roles.

 

— Présences Photographie, Montélimar (France), 2022.

Type

Photography

Genre

Self-portrait
Fine-art

Series

Self-Reflections

Artists

Nuno Roque
Gaudi Kaiser

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Type

Photography

Genre

Self-portrait
Fine-art

Artists

Nuno Roque
Gaudi Kaiser

Series

Self-Reflections

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First Stone (with The Boy) - Nuno Roque / Gaudi Kaiser

« First Stone (with The Boy) », Self-portrait.