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Vues de l'esprit

© Fabrice Monteiro

The term “view” is often used in West Africa to refer to a photograph. A view of the mind is a fictitious image, an intellectual concept and it differs according to as many criteria as culture, education, religion, "race"...

This work proposes to revisit religious Epinal images that we take for granted and that do not pass through the filter of our reason, images that are part of our unconscious cultural baggage and influence our perception of things.

These portraits are inspired by Christian religious iconography but contain elements specific to other beliefs and other cultures.

By diverting these "cliches", I wonder about the withdrawal of identity in all its forms in an attempt to achieve a utopian universality.

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