Series Autorretrato Sensorial sees Rio de Janeiro artist Edu Monteiro surround his head with objects ranging from cigarettes and bananas to cabbage and an octopus.
“Sensorial self-portrait is a personal fiction. The impulse emerged from a sensory mask made by a brazilian plastic artist Lygia Clark.
“With it, came the desire to try, to manipulate, to wear that object of sensations and self-analysis, proposed by the artist.” (Edu Monteiro)
“I started to create my own masks, not only inspired by the poetics used by Lygia, but also by different artists throughout the history of art, which in some way mark my memory. Inspired by this proposal, I have done self-transformations instead of using the others body, as Clark and Oiticica did.” (Edu Monteiro)
“I offer my own body and mind to similar experiences as the ones Lygia worked in the “file memory” of her patients: their fears and weaknesses, through the sensory.” (Edu Monteiro)
See edumonteiro.com for the full series. All images © Edu Monteiro.