Roberto González Fernández
RGF is clear that it's too easy for others to pigeonhole people into uncomfortable and confined spaces from which it's impossible to escape. That's why in 2002, he dares to become the protagonist of six controversial, politically incorrect stereotypes, transforming himself into the first-person sufferer, with all its consequences. He doesn't want to look at them from the outside; he wants to feel that oppression. Through these six oil paintings, he has the opportunity to feel unwanted, like a geek. As the Colombian artist Juan Pablo Echeverri, who disappeared, developed in 2009 through his work Bo Yos, by disguising himself as lesbian stereotypes.
This series gives RGF an opportunity to reflect on those concepts that start as purely descriptive and end up acquiring a derogatory and pejorative nuance. Starting from crude clichés, he expresses a desire to delve into the techniques and processes that lead to pigeonholing, 'putting people in boxes.'
Why, when, and in what way are certain people distanced and labeled as different?
He could have chosen others, but he opts for MOOR, FAT, DWARF, BLACK, SPANISH, and CRAZY. Allegory and metaphor are used by the artist to represent the character who protagonizes the action halfway between the exterior and the interior of a room in which some symbolic elements define the stigma that generates their social rejection. - A transitional situation that places the man in no man's land and marginalizes him from society as a whole. - He believes that his images don't need any additional explanation. He prefers that the viewer interprets them from their own point of view.