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Self-portrait With Death (with The Prince) (Diptych) - Nuno Roque / Gaudi Kaiser
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Self-portrait With Death (with The Prince) (Diptych) - Nuno Roque / Gaudi Kaiser
Self-portrait With Death (with The Prince) - Nuno Roque / Gaudi Kaiser
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« Self-Portrait With Death (with The Prince) ».   .

Self-Portrait With Death

 

This allegorical composition is a recreation of the ‘Death and the Maiden’ motif, common in Renaissance paintings. It presents The Prince sub-personality at the moment of death. The diptych is a memento mori.

 

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
(Diptych)

Genre

Self-portrait
Fine-art

Series

Self-Reflections

Artists

Nuno Roque
Gaudi Kaiser

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Type

Photography
(Diptych)

Genre

Self-portrait
Fine-art

Artists

Nuno Roque
Gaudi Kaiser

Series

Self-Reflections

Share

« Self-Portrait With Death (with The Prince) », Self-portrait.