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The Effects of Time on the Soul (with The Villain) (diptych) - Nuno Roque / Gaudi Kaiser

« The Effects Of Time On The Soul (with The Villain) », Self-portrait.      .

The Effects Of Time On The Soul

 

The Villain (villain archetype) appears much older than in other photographs from the series, holding a hand mirror. His face expresses feelings of distress, sadness or regret. Mirrors and reflective surfaces are recurrent in the series. They are symbolically connected to death as they force us to face the constant passage of time.

 

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 Effects of Time on the Soul (with The Villain) (diptych) - Nuno Roque / Gaudi Kaiser

« The Effects Of Time On The Soul (with The Villain) », Self-portrait.