Faces by Seigar. This conceptual portrait series was inspired by the lyrics of the song Mercury by Steve Lacy: “You think I’m two-faced, I can name twenty-three / My layers, all these sides”. This work represents a metaphor for personality traits conveyed through my longest and still ongoing project “My Plastic People.” It shows the complexities of human beings. The artist thinks personalities should be valued, and encouraged to blossom, that we should embrace our personalities so differences can enrich us all. Seigar feels it is the perfect time in history to let our inner selves and souls speak loud and act freely, not repress ourselves! It is a matter of empowerment. The content is also connected to his interest in identity, everything that defines us. The aesthetics he’s chosen are once more Pop, this movement is his main influence to create. Faces deals with the idea that the intricacies of our personalities should not be considered negative, in fact, being genuine is the engine we need today out there, far from the crowd thinking. He sees personalities as the possible gates to individual freedoms.
Just be real! – Jose Seigar
About the Artist
Seigar is a passionate travel, street, social-documentary, conceptual, and pop visual artist based in Tenerife, Spain. He feels obsessed with the pop culture that he shows in his works. He has explored photography, video art, writing, and collage. He writes for some media. His main inspirations are traveling and people. His aim as an artist is to tell tales with his camera, creating a continuous storyline from his trips and encounters. He is a philologist and works as a secondary school teacher. He is a self-taught visual artist, with completed courses in advanced photography, cinema, and television. He has participated in several international exhibitions, festivals, and cultural events. His works have been featured in numerous publications worldwide. His recent interests are documenting identity and spreading the message of the Latin phrase: Carpe Diem. Recently, he received the Rafael Ramos García International Photography Award.