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All Originality Shall Be Punished (with The Joker) - Nuno Roque / Gaudi Kaiser

« All Originality Shall Be Punished (with The Joker) », Self-portrait.      .

All Originality Shall Be Punished

 

Self-portrait inspired by historical post-mortem paintings of men criminalised, persecuted and punished for degeneracy.
We live in a time where freedom of expression is again under threat. Daring to speak your mind can still lead to direct or indirect punishment and exclusion from society. And yet, the heroes we admire always went against the grain and suffered the consequences, but their ideas, courage and boldness changed the world.

 

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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All Originality Shall Be Punished (with The Joker) - Nuno Roque / Gaudi Kaiser

« All Originality Shall Be Punished (with The Joker) », Self-portrait.