The Rival
The Rival
The Rival
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The Rival

Limited edition prints


Print only, without a frame

Black frame

Square profile solid wood frame coated with black lacquer

White frame

Square profile solid wood frame coated with white lacquer

Walnut frame

Square profile solid wood frame with natural wood finish
Original medium: Photography
Print medium: Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta paper with a silk finish
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The Rival shows two cheerleaders from opposing different teams. Referencing a Romeo and Juliet narrative, Vives seeks to highlight two struggles that the figures face: they are both rivals and homosexual. This is references in their patience to wait until the end of the match, with nobody else around, to kiss.

The shot's focus on the two figures expands on the need for individuals to feel comfortable within their identity; in this case their sexuality. Lacking visual references to the wider community underscores the need for societal support within this. 

Artist +-

Lídia Vives

Lídia Vives (Spain, 1991), established in Barcelona, is a photographer and visual artist who has seen her work published in magazines such as Esquire and Vogue Italy and has exhibited in numerous galleries, fairs and museums such as the Louvre in Paris. She has also collaborated with various musical groups, highlighting the Spanish band Love of Lesbian.

Vives has traveled around the world presenting her work since her first exhibition in 2013 and has received various international awards that have allowed her to expand her work worldwide, such as the gold medals in the Trierenberg Super Circuit, in 2018; the Fine Art Photographer of the Year of the Monochrome Awards, in 2021, and the Professional Photographer of the Year 2021 of the MUSE Photography Awards.

She currently works as an advertising and fashion photographer, as well as an artist, selling her works of art to collectors, decorators and architects (among others), also as a retouching teacher at the IDEP school in Barcelona.

Strongly influenced by Italian Renaissance and Baroque artists, in addition to some of her contemporaries, Vives' work is characterised by the use of colour and the pictorial environment that she uses when dealing with current issues, using, only in her most personal projects, the self-portrait. She is also known for hiding Easter eggs in her photographs, inciting the viewer to see further into her work, thus making her images like a game in which the mission is to discover all the hidden secrets.

Donation +-

Based on our agreement with the artist, 15% of the price will be donated to support Stonewall.

Shipping +-

Artwork will be shipped directly by the artist from Barcelona. The delivery duration is 10-15 business days within Europe and 15-20 business days internationally. Delivery to some countries will be subjected to additional import VAT and duties to be paid to the courier directly.

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