Franc Pena is a multi-disciplinary artist whose works seek to challenge the collective subconscious ego and dominant cultural world views. This series calls into question assumptions of anthropocentrism which can be found in human culture nearly universally. (A notable religion absent from those dynamics includes Jainism which has 4 million adherents worldwide.)
These digital artworks are meant to challenge anthropocentrism, a philosophical point of view that argues that human beings are the central or most important entities in the world. A basic belief embedded in many western religions and philosophies.
Anthropocentrism considers humans as separate and superior to nature and holds that human life has an intrinsic value over other entities (including animals, plants, mineral resources, etc.) they are resources that can be justifiably exploited for the benefit of humanity.
Artists expressed their outrage at the way the world was doing absurd things to juxtapose unexpected images to surprise and shock. How surrealism blurs the borders of the human and the animal.
This spatially in fine art and digital collage principles, as well as in the many hybrids and mutations of Surrealism crossing borders because of the ethical and political associated with the animals, ecosystems, and comparing the third and first world inhabitants.
Franc Pena is a New Jersey resident and a multi-disciplinary artist. He incorporates the compositional study of photography of real-world environments to dreamscape imagery. Franc uses saturation of color and texture to unites and extend his practices of visual arts and graphic design. His goal to question and challenge the minds of the subconscious ego and philosophical view of the world.