Life is a journey that can be both intricate and simple; both idiosyncratic and uniform. As much as we attempt to define life–as much as we attempt to bring it down to an exact science–we have yet to come to the realization that life is a glittery grey nebula of ifs, ands, and buts.
How can we seek to define something that is constantly evolving? How can we seek to grasp something that possesses such unpredictable fluidity? How can you accept , and cope with, what seems to be a commonplace instability?
According to Pol Ubeda Hervas, the aforementioned questions can be internalized, and turned on one’s self. What happens when your concept of self isn’t as clear as you would like it to be? Hervas’ series, I’m Not There, is an examination of a human being that is losing their identity. Featuring a shadow of the “former self” and empty pair of sneakers, Hervas had this to say about his series:
“I don’t recognize myself any more. These photos express this feeling.”
– Pol Ubeda Hervas
Written by Akeem K. Duncan.↓
Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction and overall voice of Quiet Lunch. The Bronx native has read at venues such as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, KGB Bar, Lovecraft and SHAG–with works published in Palabra Luminosas and LiVE MAG13. He has also curated solo and group exhibitions at numerous galleries in Chelsea, Harlem, Bushwick and Lower Manhattan.