Influenced by ideas around indoctrination and our ability to think critically about ourselves, Paul Cristina’s recent series is an interrogation of the lies we tell as well as the extent to which we allows ourselves to be lied to by others. As the Ohio-born, South Carolina-based artist shared with us:
“In my work, I want to confront that place inside of myself that I know nothing about. It is where our fear, hate, anger, insecurity and dysfunction reside. I want to explore what might be below the surface of those things – in a place where truths can be found, regardless of how disturbing or unpleasant they may be.”
See more images from “We Were Never Told the Truth About the Dying of the Sun” below.