J. Seigar – Photographer

Seigar’s Story

jose Seigar is an English philologist, high school teacher, and a curious photographer. He is a fetishist for reflections, saturated colors, details and religious icons. He feels passion for pop culture, which shows in his series. He considers himself a traveler and an urban street photographer. His aim as an artist is to tell tales with his camera, to capture moments but trying to give them a new frame and perspective. Traveling is his inspiration. However, he tries to show more than mere postcards from his visits, creating a continuous conceptual line story from his trips. The details and subject matters come to his camera once and once again, almost becoming an obsession. His three 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, “Response to Ceal Floyer for the Summer Exhibition” a conceptual work that understands art as a form of communication, and his “Tales of a city“, an ongoing series taken in London. He has participated in several exhibitions, and his works have also been featured in international publications.

 

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ARTIST STATEMENT

Who are my plastic people? My plastic people are alive. They portray stories and tales. My plastic people just deserve respect. I find them there, in their worlds, in these shop windows in all towns or cities, trying to get our attention. Their faces come to life in my reflections’ works. As a beauty lover, little by little they became my most ambitious project so far and my obsession. Like in a movie scene, they will shout love, happiness, sadness, melancholy, envy, destruction, subversions or force. Their pose and quietness lend me enough time to get portraits and create a fantasy with them. They are the main characters. I give plastic people voice to speak louder to the world we live in. They sometimes get naked and give me an individual feeling or emotion, but they can also show me worry about social issues. They can even protest and speak out loud with a challenging attitude towards society. Don’t call them “mannequins”, please. Don’t be rude!

To view more of Seigar’s work, visit his Facebook, Instagram, and his flickr!

 

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