This series is a collection of pop urban photographs taken in Madrid (Aranjuez) and Segovia during short trips in the summer of 2017. It plays with the concepts of identity and nation.
It brings intentional stereotypical images full of saturated colors and light which are the preconceived ideas people take for granted in Spain. They present existence contained with the use of reflections, and some architecture and touristic views as the setting. Plastic people and also people share dreams in this set. They all seem to be meditating on life and love, planning the next move. The whole impression portrays a country staring at the future and immersed in their thoughts under the glowing sun and heat. In Spain, we are dreamers. We can feel the revolution of love from a Daliesque and camp spy’s perspective. These city narrative tales are frozen in time with the common sensation that if we press play in any of the images, something big can happen. This Is Spain.
Seigar is an English philologist, a highschool teacher, and a curious photographer. He is a fetishist for reflections, saturated colors, details and religious icons. He feels passion for pop culture that shows in his series. He considers himself a travel and 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. Travelling 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 photo-narrative project taken in London. He usually covers public events with his camera showing his interest for social documentation. He has participated in several exhibitions, and his works have also been featured in international publications. He writes for The Cultural Magazine (Spain) about photography and for Memoir Mixtapes (Los Angeles) about music. He has collaborated with VICE Spain, WAG1 Mag (text and photography for both), and his works have also been featured in his Vogue Italy portfolio. [Official Website]