“Is she for real, or is she a fantasy? She could be one of the new faces of a model agency. But she does not exist. Paco Raphael composed this girl from the 500 portraits in his archive. He selected eyes, hairlines, chins and noses he could personally fall for, and created his almost perfect woman. Almost, since Paco finds that a fantasy works best when she’s just within reach. Believable, balancing on the edge of supernatural. The New Face is real, meaning that all facial features are unmanipulated. Shown at 1 meter to 1 meter large, it’s the one time you can shamelessly stare beauty in the eye. Up close and personal, from the speckles in her iris to the softness of her skin. The New Face is in your face.”
Van 10 oktober tot 1 november 2020 te zien als onderdeel van de tentoonstelling “Utopia” in Kunsthuis Amsterdam! Informeer bij interesse naar de huidige beschikbaarheid.
“With “Utopia” Paco Raphael shows the true essence of life and love amidst a culture driven by wealth, well-being and prosperity. The world as a utopian society set against today’s new reality. Paco Raphael’s Utopia is a metropole dedicated to community, art, self-expression and self-reliance. A melting pot of creativity in which Paco playfully navigates between reality and fantasy.”