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Hambre de Piel: Esposas IV Artwork - Limited Edition of 8

Helio Vianna


Digital, Digital on Canvas

Size: 15.7 W x 15.7 H x 2 D in

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About The Artwork

"Hambre de Piel" [Skin Hunger] is a self-referential post-porno project that addresses my intimacy. It addresses violence, encounters and desire, and how these human acts are linked to the digital. In 2018 I had my privacy violated, due to the massive transmission of images of my sexual intimacy (not all of them recorded with my knowledge). The confinement started in 2020 brought me more emotional triggers. I lived alone and spent 110 days without any physical human contact, and with that a deep depression gripped me. Metaphorically, not feeling a touch made me feel in doubt as to my identity and also metaphorically without physical form, once all my relationships had gone virtual. I discovered that Medicine has a name for this type of pathology: “skin hunger”, a neurological phenomenon caused by a lack of touch. I wondered if I was still human, touchable, if I wasn't losing my shape, I didn't want to see myself in the mirror anymore because I didn't recognize my own figure/image. So, I decided to review again the photo and video material that caused me shame and I made the decision to turn my own “self-figurative” into “self-abstract”. Most of the digital art remains in a formalist matter and not situated from the body and the experience. In these works there is a little explored issue that is the thematic presence, generally neglected by the technique. I think it is very pertinent as the digital allows us other types of contacts in which "the flesh continues to pulsate". The circulation of inappropriate images is within the pattern of contemporary discussions. The title of each work, in some way, suggestively directs the reading of the image, as a poetic evocation from a digital medium. There is something about the bawdy, the glamorous and the public/private that makes it strong. In “Hambre de Piel: Esposas IV (Handcuffs IV)”, the title exudes an energy like dawn, of sleaze and of the secrecy of the deep web that is not so easy to achieve within the digital world.

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Digital:Digital on Canvas

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:8

Size:15.7 W x 15.7 H x 2 D in

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Master in Visual Arts by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Bachelor in International Relations and in Cultural Production, with Specialization in Child Literature. Studied with scholarship at Parque Lage’s School of Visual Arts (Rio de Janeiro). My artistic production is directly related to global art scene, and approaches themes that are in the international agenda, like languages and culture heritage preservation; NQBR weapons of mass destruction proliferation; sexual and gender diversity, cybercrimes, and communication codes. Always under a decolonized perspective. With characteristics and collaborative processes that put my work in the contemporary field of art, I work with multiple mediums and artistic languages, such as painting, photography, performance, digital art, video, NFT and hybrid techniques.

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