Armando Cabba is a Canadian born artist currently based in Paris where he operates his own independent gallery/studio Atelier Cabba. After completing his degree in Painting and Drawing, he moved from Montreal to Florence, Italy where he began to evolve into the artist he is today. Branching off through traditional portraiture, Cabba’s body of work explores his intimate emotional anatomy within himself while opening the dialogue of mental health.
"I create for myself especially when it comes to the self portrait series. By capturing myself in different states of mind, I’m opening up a dialogue on what it is to be human and mental health. In today’s social media driven society, we tend to hide away the more vulnerable sides of ourselves and project an image of happiness for the world to see. Inspiration comes from the act of feeling regardless of it being a positive or negative emotion"
One is never and can never be the same person twice. The self-portrait captures a moment beyond a physical depiction of the artist. It’s a record of one’s state of mind that projects a glimpse of their temporary identity. As much as an emotion can reoccur, the way we experience it is never duplicated. The resulting work grants the viewer a glimpse of who the artist sees reflected back at him.
To see more of Armando's work, go to http://www.armando-cabba.com/