I Am A Celebrity; Therefore I Exist

I Am A Celebrity; Therefore I Exist is series of original oil drawings on canvas and on canvas paper in which Belenguer explores the idolisation of the celebrity status. He cannily mixes portraits of famous and non-famous individuals at which point we become unable to distinguish who is whom.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Lorenzo Belenguer is a Spanish artist from Valencia based in London highly influenced by Minimalism and Arte Povera. He was one of the two performers invited by Leah Capaldi to perform ‘Hung’ at the Serpentine Gallery. Tate Liverpool as part of the Keywords project. ‘No Soul for Sale’ at the Tate Modern and many other exhibitions mainly held in London. This year, Belenguer has exhibited alongside 56th Venice Biennale.

 

DRAWINGS

This series of drawings based on fashion adverts. Within this series he finds and focuses on the individual within those fashion adverts. These drawings were selected for a group show titled No Soul For Sale at the Tate Modern 10th anniversary in May 2010.