The exhibition entitled “Encuentro” by Venezuelan artist Francisco Tavoni was held in our Polanco Gallery in March 2021.
4 works were presented from the “No Identity” series in which the artist tries to represent the layers of the ego that cover the true human soul.
Francisco Tavoni was born in Caracas, Venezuela. His artistic explorations began 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, such as reddish and earthy tones.
“We are so blinded by those layers we will die to protect
them” – Tavoni mentioned.
Francisco affirms that those layers come in different forms such as gender, religion, culture, language, race, etc. 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 travels, Tavoni believes that all humans come from the same source and choose different vehicles to experience life.
Within “No Identity”, Tavoni represents unique people of different cultures, genders and races.
With more than 10 years of experience in lighting techniques and experiments with different layers and textures, Tavoni finds a way to express his vision. Each work is unique and made on cotton paper. With the use of these layers, The Soul remains hidden and merely the figuration of the human is visual, it is up to us to remove those layers to find the source.