Seb Xavier ‘Between Harsh Reality & Utopian Beauty (NSFW)’
UK based creative genius Seb Xavier is back with a new stunning series.
“Between Harsh Reality & Utopian Beauty” is inspired by classical art and narratives of the Renaissance and Romantic period, I wanted to use beautiful and allegorical imagery to tell stories and to encapsulate some of the issues our world faces, I see art as a powerful tool to open people’s eyes to see the internal tensions that challenge us every day. It has been customary for society, and for art, to sublimate reality, to present its more favourable aspects. I wanted this collection of work to be the opposite, yet still somewhat adhere to the beauteous and glamourised facade that society presents itself with. Instead of portraying the victory of light over darkness, I wanted to give expression to mankind’s sense of insecurity and vulnerability in the modern world and to show how we are in a perennial juncture between the the ugliness of truth and the beauty of deception, a permanent oxymoron.
Models featured: Earl James Charles, Paige Chanell, Carli Gublok, Jess Megan, Blair Sinnott, Taisiyah Higgins, Charlotte Rose, Jess John, Pippa Melody, Jules Niault, Saskia Kane.