Chris Pig

Chris Pig

Artist statement:

I am a self taught photographer. I am originally from Italy but I have lived in London since the early ‘90s. I have grown up around cameras so it felt just natural to express myself from behind a lens. I am very fond of colours, shapes and that is reflected in the work that I produce. I am a bit of an introvert so I let my camera do the talking for me.

Work statement:

“Isolation Portraits” is a project developed while in lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic that hit the planet in 2020.

Isolation: time to think and rethink, time to reflect and to put things into perspective. With the absence of most of the inputs we were used to, everything has a more personal and intimate feel. Time to face our fears and visualise them in a different way. Time to express our more intimate thoughts. Our personal world, space and habits were turned upside down, social scales were upturned, values changed. Lost feelings were found and solitude gave an insight into ourselves, our inner fears and strength. We were suddenly forced to live differently and a lot of social fluff was taken away overnight leaving us with a clear view of our own reality. Each portrait tackles a different social or personal issue as well as expresses my personal opinions visually rather than in words.

 

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