Birth Of Eros is a photo series featured in the group exhibition Double Entender that took place during Frieze Los Angeles in February 2022.
The series explores the myth of Eros; Before the two kinds of Eros, Masculine and Feminine, there were three. In the Golden Age, the human figure existed as an Androgynous Eros, with two heads, four arms, two sexes, and four legs. The male was born from the Sun, the woman from the Earth, and the androgyne from the Moon.
In this form, humans moved by rolling, challenging the gods for vigor and greatness. Despite the insolence that distinguished them, the gods could not afford to destroy these creatures because they were offering many sacrifices, nor could they overlook their temperament, because they challenged their omnipotence.
So the gods decide to curse them and divided them into two. From that moment, the halves of human beings constantly longed for their original shape. They began to cling, spending entire days groping against each other, striving to reunite the primitive form from which they were split. Unconcerned with hunger, thirst, or other basic needs for survival, they began to die.
One day Zeus, moved by all that doom, decided to satiate them with the pleasure of genitals for forming their union. Whether they were females and females, males and males, or females and males, the union of their genitals brought them satisfaction. At that moment, the myth of Eros was born: an ancient force that would push the halves of humans to return again a unique and perfect creature so virtuous to defy the Gods.