‘Ceci N’est Pas’, meaning ’This Is Not’ in French, is the third and final chapter of Miguel Vallinas’ surrealist pictures series that stage human bodies, always well-dressed coupled with unexpected head. In ‘La Trahison des Images’ – ‘The Treachery of Images’, painted by surrealist artist René Magritte, a pipe is clearly depicted. Together with the famous caption ‘Ceci n’est pas une pipe’, the painter brings back to reality with emphasizing the fact that a drawn pipe, as realistic as it is, still was an intangible thing.
Vallinas took up this idea through ironic portraits, misguidedly figurative, questioning about identity seeking, personal thoughts, dreams and desires, about who we think we are, what we would like to be and what we really are.
« the focus is produced by the unacceptance of that which we observe being something else, it’s everything that is implicit in our existence and that that which is definitively ours is the result of our circumstances, our wins, our errors, and our decisions. »