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Everything Was Better In The Past (with The Boy) - Nuno Roque / Gaudi Kaiser

« Everything Was Better In The Past (with The Boy) », Self-portrait.      .

Everything Was Better In The Past

 

This satirical scene, reminiscent of Norman Rockwell’s comic Christmas paintings, presents The Boy spanked by an unsympathetic Santa Claus, who looks straight out of a Christmas horror movie. The title evokes the frequent embellishment of one’s childhood souvenirs, in sharp contrast to the reality depicted in the image.

 

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.

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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Everything Was Better In The Past (with The Boy) - Nuno Roque / Gaudi Kaiser

« Everything Was Better In The Past (with The Boy) », Self-portrait.