Miguel Vallinas – ‘Ceci n’est pas’

Miguel Vallinas’ on-going series ‘Ceci n’est pas’ (‘This is not’) – surrealistic photo montages exploring the concept of identity and individual choices diverse as the thoughts, dreams and desires about ourselves.

“This is not” invites us to think about “what is”, “what we believe to be”, “what the others think that we are”, “what we want to be” and “what we really are”.

Miguel Vallinas - Ceci n’est pas

Miguel Vallinas – Ceci n’est pas


The title is inspired by a work of the Belgian artist Rene Magritte, though here the focus is not to challenge observers’ preconditioned perceptions that everything is implicit as a result of our preconceived ideas, but to urge them to find answers on identity and acceptance