ANTHONY GOICOLEA, "CAMPSITE" , 2005
During the first chapter of Anthony Goicolea's oeuvre, he frequently photographed himself as an adolescent schoolboy - and then digitally duplicated this character, becoming a pack of curious troublemakers.
Goicolea became one of the most successful and collected disciples of Cindy Sherman.
Based in Brooklyn and of Cuban heritage, the artist draws inspiration from mythology, Americana, high fashion, fairytales, science fiction, and the adolescent experience to produce ethereal and mysterious photographs.
Many of his images evoke the interest in nature and the sublime depicted in mid 19th century American landscape painting.
Goicolea’s conceptual portraiture—in its blending of reality, fantasy, desire, and memory—evoke Cindy Sherman but are realized with a mastery of 21st century digital manipulation tools.
"Campsite" is an important work in Goicolea's output: It is one of the last images from his body of work where he is self-cast as a schoolboy. In 2006, he would work with real models for the "Septemberists" and eventually return to drawing in combination with digital photography.
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Signed, numbered and dated 2005 on verso.
4 from an edition of 9