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Beauty Routine (with The Prince) - Nuno Roque / Gaudi Kaiser

« Beauty Routine (with The Prince) », Self-portrait.      .

Beauty Routine

 

This photograph re-imagines the golden-era Hollywood portrayal of women in the bath as objects of desire but positions a man in their place. Beauty standards change from one generation to another. Just as the aspects associated with the male or the female universes also evolve. The bandages in the form of a balaclava evoke the possible use of surgical procedures.

 

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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Beauty Routine (with The Prince) - Nuno Roque / Gaudi Kaiser

« Beauty Routine (with The Prince) », Self-portrait.