Anonymous Faces (books I, II, & III) - 1994-2016
The images below are selected works from “Faces of São Paulo”, “Anonymous Faces” and “Anonymous Faces & the Space-time Characters”.
Every good story has a hero and a villain. Time is a merciless villain and it is the villain in the stories of the space-time characters. What better way can a common man understand, or explore the concept of space-time than through art?
For over 20 years the artist has been dealing with the with these photographs, mostly taken in downtown São Paulo. The subjects of the photographs were people who had been excluded from society and were dumped in the non-place. For all these years, their photographs were shown and their stories told, trapping them in space-time and making them immortal, eternal.
“In many ways, somehow, someway, they borrow from me and I borrow from them. I come to a point were I can’t differentiate wether I am them, if they are me, if they ever existed or if they were but a figment of my imagination. I see myself aging, my hair falling, my beard turning white, yet my space-time characters do change and at the same time nothing changes for them. They are trapped in a loop. Trapped in the space between two photograms in a reel of film. They are all holding hands, in a circle, ever moving. As I work with each of these characters, I know that every time I attempt to break their cycle, I see myself closer and closer to them, until I am in the circle, with them, holding hands”
Book I: “Faces of São Paulo” - 1994
Book II: “Anonymous Faces” - 2014
Book III: “Anonymous Faces and the Space-time Characters” - 2016
This exhibition was shown in São Paulo, Beirut, Paris and Norway.