• ZOLOTA

AGEISM

BY SEIGAR

This collage series deals with the preconceived ideas connected to age. It plays ironically with cliches, social constructs, and stereotypes using words, messages, and numbers to fight against this prejudice. Madonna is the clearest example that comes to my mind and that inspired these works, since she was 30 years old, she has been called "old" by the media and public, they have not accepted her behavior since then, because they say: "she is too old for this or for that". These days, she is still scrutinized even by her fans because of this issue. There are many dimensions of discrimination due to age, for instance, society also puts pressure on young people and assumes they should behave in some particular ways, so they are pointed at because of being different from previous generations. With this collage series, I wanted to explore all these schemes to break this stigma.




Biography:

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 is a fetishist for reflections, saturated colors, curious finds, and religious icons. He has explored photography, video art, 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, encounters, and experiences. 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 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, The Cultural, Red Hot Monde, Intra Mag, and Memoir Mixtapesabout pop culture. Lately, he has experimented deeply with video forms. His last interest is documenting identity. Recently, he received the Rafael Ramos García International Photography Award. He also shares art and culture in his blog: Pop Sonality.


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