Who do you know if someone is “real” or “fake”? How do you know if you are fake or not? Many things that surround us influence us. Little by little we lose our personality and turn ourselves in something we are not.
What is considerate fake? Perhaps it is when we try to conceal our defects in order to appear more attractive, valuable, and/or interesting. Acting like something we are not, in order to obtain “popularity”. Using whatever clothing we are told is “trendy” by TV’s shows and/or famous people. Changing ourselves, our appearance, and our personality just to be accepted inside the group we wish to be part of.
This sculpture is made of plaster. The main colors are black and white. The colors were used as shadows. The base was painted in black, so the sculpture seems to be getting out from the shadows from the bottom. At the front there is a skull, expressionless, representing the real face of an individual. At the back, there are three faces showing different emotions, used to gain favors and/or attention.
Sometimes we surround ourselves with so many “fake” people that we start lose ourselves and become “fake”. We lose what make us unique, special. We stop living for ourselves but start living for others, just to please them. We are being used and we used others, forming a vicious infinite cycle. This sculpture was made to remember that it’s time to loves ourselves, to remove our masks and be ourselves once more. Appreciate our differences and appreciate the differences of others. Let’s be original, and no fakes.
Alejandro G. Carlstein Ramos Mejia