Twenty Eighty-Four (2084)
Twenty Eighty-Four is an intimate series of drawings and paintings at the intersection of identity and climate change. Named after George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984, 2084 explores Anthropocene-induced anxieties, raising questions about the fate of nature and humanity. The series acts as a window into a surreal future in which climate change is not reversed. While a natural concern for Mother Nature and the safe spaces it provides, it's also a reference to Saint Vincent Ferrer, whom Vicente was named after, and who was known for preaching about the future. Adopting cultural motifs, Vicente often depicts his relationship with nature through surreal anthropomorphic self-portraits, inspired by the work of Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dali. As the series evolves, he seeks to incorporate animation and virtual reality.
Works from this series have been exhibited at The Beach Museum (solo) in Alagoas, Brazil, the William Way LGBT Community Center in Philadelphia, PA, and at the Williamsburg Art and Historical (WAH) Center in Brooklyn, New York, among others. Permanent art collections include The Beach Museum, with awards from Red Line Art Works in Bath, United Kingdom, and juror selections by Paulina Pobocha, Curator at the Museum of Modern Art.