THE (MODERN) PRINCE

“As a young man today living in this epoch, I have nothing to identify with. From the moment I was born to now, I went from extreme masculinity being demanded from me (as a young boy), to this ‘masculinity is bad and everything virile is old-fashioned’ attitude that became trendy by the time I became a man. This neo-puritanism is so extreme right now. It’s suffocating seeing people disengaging from true curiosity about themselves. I worry about people from my generation becoming parrots, repeating quotes and ideological slogans that someone else wrote and thought for them. And somehow, they still manage to believe they’re free.” – Nuno Roque on gender-bending in ‘The (Modern) Prince’.

This work integrates an Identity-themed series of performative self-portraits.
Chromogenic print on photo paper.
Edition of 5 + 2 AP.

ArtistNuno RoqueYear2015Dimensions200 x 276.2 cm / 78 x 108 inchesProductionLa Mafia Dell'Arte

'When I was young and I was forced to watch Disney films, I would fast forward the good guys, wasn't interested in princes and princesses, only by the villains.'

Nuno Roque

'When I was young and I was forced to watch Disney films, I would fast forward the good guys, wasn't interested in princes and princesses, only by the villains.'

Nuno Roque

– Nuno Roque, “Comics Overdose von Nuno Roque”, Schnappschuss Magazin (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), November 2016, Iss. 56, pg. 30-33
– Edgar B. Bryand, “Conozcan a Nuno Roque”,  Ulisex! MGZN (Mexico), July/August 2015, Iss. 110, pg. 68-77 (illustrated)
– “Disney Gone Wild! Pop Artist Nuno Roque Questions Gender Stereotypes With Moustached Snow White”, Buzzfeed (USA), May 2015 (illustrated)

Artwork by Nuno Roque Shot by Marianne Katser Lights by Jethro Massey Make-up by Lexi DeRock.

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