Childhood by Seigar

With this series, I wanted to play with the concept of childhood, using collage from fashion magazines and toys. As I am an intense person, always looking to experience the present, I seem to forget the past. There is not enough place in my mind for all the data, and that includes my childhood memories. That was the motif to create this photo-narrative, to connect with those years. The adult perspective places the pop icons in curious and weird situations testing darkness but also joy, some adventure, the supernatural, and even religion.  In the future, I am considering to keep on doing collage mixed with paints to explore other topics. In a previous series entitled Toxic, I used for the first time the collage technique, and that made me think to keep on working with it in this new project. Childhood has brought something new to my work, both in the form and the content. 

About the Artist:

Seigar is a passionate travel, street, social documentary, conceptual and pop photographer based in Tenerife. He feels obsessed with pop culture that he shows in his series. He is a fetishist for reflections, saturated colors, curious finds, and religious icons. He also flirts with journalism and video. His main inspiration is traveling. His aim as an artist is to tell tales with his camera, creating a continuous storyline from his trips. His most ambitious projects so far are his Plastic People, a study on anthropology and sociology that focuses on the humanization of the mannequins he finds in the shop windows all over the world, and his Tales of a City, an ongoing urban photo-narrative project taken in London. He is a philologist and also works as a secondary school teacher. He is a self-taught visual artist, though he has done a two years course in advanced photography and one in cinema and television. He has participated in several exhibitions and his works have been featured in many publications. He has collaborated with different media such as VICE and WAG1. He writes for Dodho Magazine and for The Cultural about photography and pop culture, and for Memoir Mixtapes about music. Lately, he has experimented with video forms. His last interest is documenting identity. Recently, he received the Rafael Ramos García International Photography Award.

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