Alejandra Glez (1996, Habana, Cuba)
Photography has been a vehicle that has allowed me to express myself freely, to undress my inner self and channel through it many of my lifelong concerns. Using mise en scenes I have managed to capture in an instant many of my inner conflicts, questions and interests while, at the same time, this has allowed me to defend my own generation’s viewpoint.
Throughout my career as an artist my work has orbited around a fundamental axis: the female nude. However in my particular case I am interested in embedding it in the background by presenting it before the public eye in an absolutely natural manner while shifting all the attention to wrapped faces, hidden as a pattern that repeats itself over and over again. Within The head is the new nude, for example, concealing the photographed’s head is an idea that interests me as a metaphor, from which I tackle the root of all discriminatory discourses. The fact of assuming a particular social projection is highly determined by who we are, our way of thinking and the events we have experienced throughout our lives. Here is where our discourses, approaches and attitudes come from. This is a series in which I invite the viewers to look inside, to stop judging the nakedness of the body and begin to divest and disrobe themselves of all their mental conflicts.
I was also interested in working on the serialization of the image, an inherited resource of North American pop, to highlight the idea of the nakedness of the body as one of the greatest obsessions of the human being. At the same time, I use it as a resource to generate a cold image, devoid of any interest in awakening morbid thoughts in the observer.
I was also interested in working on the serialization of the image, a resource inherited from American pop, to highlight the idea of the nakedness of the body as one of the greatest obsessions of the human being. At the same time, I use it as a resource to generate a cold image, devoid of any interest in arousing morbid thoughts in those who observe it.
Signed Alejandra Glez
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