The most recent exhibition of the Venezuelan artist Francisco Tavoni, Encuentro, was presented at the UNIQ Luxury Art Gallery in Polanco in March 2021.
Four pieces from the “No Identidad” series were presented in which the artist tries to showcase the layers of the ego that cover the true human soul.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela Francisco Tavoni begun his artistic explorations when he used to photograph the people, the streets, and the chaos in “the city of red roofs”. Those early explorations have a strong influence on his works today as shown in the reddish and earthy tones.
“We are so blinded by those layers we will die to protect them” – Tavoni mentioned
The artist states that these layers come in different forms such as gender, religion, culture, language, race, among others. The Ego is not formed internally, but externally by the society that gives more value to certain identities than to others.
Through years of meditation and inner journeys, Tavoni believes that all humans come from the same source and choose different vehicles through which they experience life.
Within “No Identidad”, Tavoni represents unique people from different cultures, genders and races.
With over 10 years of experience in lighting techniques and experiments with different layers and textures, Tavoni finds new ways to express his vision. Each work is unique and made on cotton paper. With the use of these layers, The Soul remains hidden and only the figure of the human is visual, it is up to us to remove these layers in order to find the source.