Follow the Light 99 is the result of the search for my “Ego” through the collection of 99“mirrors”.
The work is based on Jacques Lacans theory of the “Mirror Stage”, which exemplifies that the infant is captivated by the image of itself in the mirror and becomes aware that is an “I”. This is the first stage in the formation of the subject and the constituting of the “Ego”. The individual originating in an absence, just like the image forming on the photographic negative.
To become "one" you need to reflect on others-other mirrors. In the future, we will choose from which mirrors we reflect upon. Mine includes fictional and non fictional individuals from TV, cinema, music and literature that have fascinated me throughout the years.
By placing my eyes on them I find my own identity, I am them, they are me.
My collages are provocative, they include many villains which have succeeded in escaping from the pressure of the state and the masses to become “acceptingly normal”. Text quotes reinforce the images to reveal loneliness, an oppressed aggressiveness and the conflicts within me.
Agustin currently has an exhibit in Madrid at Galeria Cero until January 17, 2019. This can be viewed at https://www.galeriacero.com/en/exposiciones/actual and you can find more at http://agustinroba.com/
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