MIMETIC EXERCISES I, 2014
Throughout six months, visual artist Alejandro Cinque dyed his hair in different colours, documenting every change in images that I used after as the starting point to create other photographs in dialogue with the first ones. The resulting work is a series of six diptychs in which the conventional genres are twisted: the portrait becomes still-life and vice versa. Traditionally, a portrait is understood as an image of the face; but in this case, those who face the viewer are the vegetables, while the person is objectified by not showing the face. This way, both images dissolve in each other in terms of genre as well as they do it chromatically.
This is the first of a series of works made in collaboration where the traditional genres of painting become the subject matter of our practice.
Mimetic Exercises II, 2016