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The Last Minute of Childhood (with The Boy) - Nuno Roque

« The Last Minute Of Childhood (with The Boy) », Self-portrait.      .

The Last Minute Of Childhood

 

The Boy (innocent archetype) appears distracted and unaware of the danger he faces as he is about to experience a traumatic event, only a moment away from occurring. During childhood, there is a genuine acceptance and wonder about discovering the world for the first time. Exposing yourself to the dangerous world (represented by the cactus) and the pain that may come with it is an intrinsic part of becoming a fully developed adult.

 

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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The Last Minute of Childhood (with The Boy) - Nuno Roque

« The Last Minute Of Childhood (with The Boy) », Self-portrait.