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SURREAL SELF-PORTRAITS FROM PLANET GOTHZ!!!
20 artworks in exhibit until late February
10% of each sale goes to the benefit of SAN FRANCISCO AIDS FOUNDATION
OPENING NIGHT: 27/01 (SUNDAY)
FROM 4PM to 7PM @
2239 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
"Since the late 90’s I’ve been playing with the idea of creating artistic self-portraits capturing different sides of my personality. Since I’m a Gemini, you can imagine I have lots of those.
I’ve been using my face and body in more than 1,000 self-portraits, each one completely different from the other. My influences are extremely wide, traveling through the worlds of surrealism, dada, pop art and pop surrealism. The whole concept of the soul and body taught by Buddhism and Hinduism also plays a great part in my work, in the way that I see myself not as my physical body, but as my soul who uses the body as a vehicle to my life experiences. The confusion of the genders and sexuality are also a big part of the aesthetic of my portraits, in which I try always to be a genderless character - so people can figure out by themselves who or what am I. Yes, I do like to confuse people.
The characters who live inside the Planet Gothz are whimsical, funny, sometimes scary living creatures. Everybody is invited to visit this planet - as long (and that’s mandatory) as they have a good sense of humor."
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