PQs Tales La Isla Bonita
This is a set of street photography taken in La Palma. This Canary island is called La Isla Bonita like Madonna's song. This is also the place I feel I belong to, where I was brought up and I have some of the best memories of my life.
The photographs show my main visual fetishes: my plastic people, reflections, shadows, details, religious icons, and blue saturated colors. Based in Tenerife, missing London, and with the traveling restrictions, I have luckily been able to visit other islands. It has been a relief to find my shelter back home and to remember the beauty of La Isla Bonita.
Seigar is a passionate travel, street, social-documentary, conceptual, and pop visual artist based in Tenerife, Spain. He feels obsessed with the pop culture that he shows in his works. He is a fetishist for reflections, saturated colors, curious finds, and religious icons. He has explored photography, video art, and collage. He also writes for some media. His main inspirations are traveling and people. His aim as an artist is to tell tales with his camera, creating a continuous story line from his trips, encounters, and experiences.
His 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, and his Tales of a City, an ongoing urban photo-narrative project taken in London. He is a philologist and also works as a secondary school teacher.
He is a self-taught visual artist, though he has done a two years course in advanced photography and one in cinema and television. He has participated in several exhibitions and his works have been featured in many publications. He has collaborated with different media such as VICE and WAG1. He writes for Dodho, The Cultural, Red Hot Monde, Intra Mag, and Memoir Mixtapesabout pop culture. Lately, he has experimented deeply with video forms. His last interest is documenting identity. Recently, he received the Rafael Ramos García International Photography Award.