Fran Plasencia

Fran Plasencia

Even to his closest friends, Fran Plasencia is an enigma. He is a visionary capable to present social issues artistically and conceptually from a critical perspective. His obsession with pop culture has also pushed him to photograph numerous celebrities. Every person he captures becomes a new version: a Fran Plasencia. His strong views contrast with his humbleness and concept of being an artist. There is a quotation by Patti Smith (& Robert Mapplethorpe): “It’s a dark period now because everyone is beguiled by fame… I think that true artists just have to keep doing their work, keep struggling, and keep hold of their vision. Because being a true artist is its own reward. If that’s what you are, then you’re always that. You could be locked away in a prison with no way at all to communicate what’s in there, but you’re still an artist”, these words fully define my friend Fran as a person and as an artist.

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