VICTOR COBO

Artist Statement

My work is about dreams, love and the desire to battle loneliness and isolation from society. I want to capture the horror, emotional tension and hidden beauty that can be found in these individual exiles. Lost souls who crave ever lasting love. When someone’s life is void of this, memories and dreams are held onto the dearest. My photographs pay homage to these important moments. Memories of longing are held for safe keeping, in which there are visual contrasts between the real and the surreal. It is often this world that borders on fiction that keeps us searching for love and happiness throughout the rest of our lives.

In many ways the private universe that reveals itself in my work is my own mechanism of escape. Photography has become my therapy. I am intrigued by life's dark curiosities. Transfixed, it is a gift and an ambiguous burden of vast weight. It is what I have; what has me.

- Victor Cobo