DESCRIPTIONThis image is reimagined work by Luis Ricardo Falero (1851-1896) a.k.a “Reaching For The Stars”
I wanted to reimagine this painting using queer bodies and shine a light on an unconventional beauty, which is often overlooked, especially in classical art.
Models: Gabe Amato and Ben Lanham. Body makeup by Joe Oster.
AUTHORGelman, born in Hungary and raised in Israel, relocated to New York City in 2016, where
he continued his education in photography at ICP and the Pratt Institute. Originally a biochemist, he left science to pursue art- a language that allows him to navigate between the real and surreal.
The young artist fuses photography and digital painting, using image manipulation techniques to create unique dark and whimsical imagery. His technique enables visuals, previously only in his mind, to come together through dynamic postures and dark colors. Gelman aspires to tell an entire story with a single image.