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Luise Friederike Charlotte Eleonora Chee

2016

Size

60 x 100 cm
23.62 x 39 in

Reference

1d90695b

Year

2016

Medium

Paintings

Variable dimensions. Fuchs's great-great-great-great-grandmother, Luise Friederike Charlotte Eleonora Chee, was his first recreation.

Peruvian artist and photographer Christian Fuchs is obsessed with his illustrious ancestors and spends months painstakingly recreating portraits of them, posing for them himself whether the ancestors were men or women.

"I was looking at one of the family portraits from 1830 of Eleanora, my grandmother's great-great-grandmother" he says.
"I began to think, 'Considering we share the same genes, could I actually look like her?' That afternoon I went to the hairdresser and got them to put my hair up in ringlets. I thought it was a cool idea for a new project."
The process of reinterpreting his ancestors can take many months.

1979 Lima, Peru

Peruvian artist and photographer Christian Fuchs is obsessed with his illustrious ancestors and spends months painstakingly recreating portraits of them, posing for them himself whether the ancestors were men or women. With impressive attention to detail and impeccable precision, Lima-based artist Christian Fuchs recreates passed-down portraits of his ancestors. Fuchs started the series as a way to learn more about his genealogy, and ambitiously aims to embody the family members that came before him.


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Address

Lima, Av. Almte. Miguel Grau 810

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