SHEEP NATION


Sheep Nation a series of photographic works by New York-based contemporary artist Davide Luciano, whom explores this fertile ground through a characteristically satirical yet compassionate lens.This large-scale photographic series includes twenty-three intimate and introspective portraits of ‘sheeple’ and six scenes. These ‘creatures’ were created with prosthetic masks molded on Davide's face and then sculpted by a special effects make-up artist. It was a 3 hour transformation for the models who then stayed in sheep character all day to get the various shots. The entire series took eight months to produce and three days to shoot with a crew of 15 people. Davide's background in film influences the shot as well as the production, he decided to use continuous lighting for the portraits and was extremely meticulous with every detail in each scene.  The editing and printing process was also very involving for the artist who wanted the portraits to have an vintage film feel, he contrast the old and new by printing on high gloss face-mount acrylic.The portraits convey the feeling that behind every mask lies a personal truth, an innocence, a sense of individualism, a longing to be seen and heard.The six mises-en-scène depict people unable to think for themselves. Allowing the influences of different forms of media to undermine their own identity and wander mindlessly in herds, like sheep. 


Sizes:

PORTRAITS

24 X 24" Edition of 9 + 1 AP

48 X 48" Edition of 5 + 1 AP

SCENES

24 X 36" Edition of 7 + 1 AP

48 X 72" Edition of 5 + 1 AP

20 X 30" Series of 7 + 1 AP

48 X 72" Series of 3 + 1 AP

Printed on high gloss acrylic face mounting which boast museum-quality, archival photo paper. Crisp, stunning images. Glass-like appearance. Reverse wall mounts float art off the wall, giving it a weightless presentation. 

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