Anthony Goicoleas dream-like photographs are peopled with multiple self-portraits. Using digital manipulation, Goicolea clones himself and creates scenarios in which he acts out both humorous and horrific childhood incidents.
His photographs are simultaneously rooted in the complexities of social conventions, nostalgia and science fiction, and fall somewhere between fantasy and nightmare.
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ANTHONY GOICOLEA/GRAVEDIGGERS, 2005
Limited edition, case-bound book with color photograph
9 x 12.5 inches Edition of 50
Anthony Goicolea lives and works in Williamsburg, New York. The artist did his undergraduate studies in art history (1992), drawing and painting (1994) at the University of Georgia and went on to earn an MFA in sculpture and painting (1996) from Pratt Institute in New York.
The artist has recently exhibited at the following venues:
Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany; Sandroni-Rey Gallery, Los Angeles; Torch Gallery, Amsterdam; Madison Avenue Calvin Klein Space, New York; The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan. WI; Gow Langford, Sydney; Cotthem Gallery, Brussels; Casa de America, Madrid; Contemporary Center of Photography, Melbourne; The Sargeant Gallery, Wanganui, New Zealand; RARE Gallery, New York; and The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.