Francisco Tavoni unveils "NO IDENTIDAD", an experimental photographic work exploring the layers of individual identity.
The works in this series, born from a meticulous creative process, symbolize the different layers that make up the Ego which, according to the photographer, conceal the essence common to all human beings.
Francisco Tavoni stages bodies in their simplest form and adorns them with patterns by an optical process using light filtered by different textiles.
Clouds of dots pay homage to the native Australian's Bungjalung Country art and the warm hues of light recall the earthy tones of Tavoni's native Caracas.
Francisco Tavoni's creative process embodies the model of the Layered Ego. In front of the lens, optical flitres and layers of fabric unfold in order to undulate the carefully crafted light and, in turn, obscure or reveal the models in a clever play of contrasts.
Textiles, dear to Francisco Tavoni, symbolize the cultural prism through which reality is materialized. The chosen subjects, from different cultures, mingle and merge behind these layers, sharing the same essence despite everything that distinguishes them.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Francisco’s photographic ENDEAVORS began when he shot the people, streets and chaotic architecture in “the city of red roofs.” Those initial forays heavily influenced Francisco’s style, with earthy, red tones baked into his portfolio.
Caribbean born with European roots, Francisco holds a deep love for the fine art in the Italian museums and galleries he explored as a child. The artist also spent a year of his upbringing in London and Dublin, where his desire to learn about other cultures germinated as his photographic abilities evolved. A far cry from “just another photographer,” this global citizen has exhibited on three continents, displaying his work back in Venezuela, as well as in Paris, Lisbon, Mykonos and his current home of Australia. Worldly and well-rounded, Francisco expertly melds his artistic acumen with a practical skillset to bring a unique, inspired perspective to modern photography.