A year ago, I made the decision to completely redo my artist website. I had already come up with a design, and all my content was somewhat prepared. While in the process of redesigning it, I had the idea to include a “coming soon” page. The template I was using allowed me to upload a background image, so I chose one of my favorite artworks: an evocative photograph featuring a woman’s hand delicately touching an open oyster placed between her thighs. Once I uploaded the picture, the layout of the “coming soon” page looked incredibly compelling. It struck me that the combination of the “coming soon” message and the oyster picture took on an entirely unexpected meaning, which I immediately adored. To me, it felt so fitting and amusing that I decided my website was complete right there. It became a conceptual digital installation with a perfect underlying meaning.
Of course, I soon realized that I had to redesign another website to showcase my work…
@Emmanuel Gimeno, 2022
The orgasmic anticipation of the coming soon page.
In these troubled days, as we immerse ourselves in discussions of “dwell time” and the dopamine-fueled rush for instant gratification on the web, it becomes essential to rekindle our appreciation for the feeling of frustration linked to desire. This amalgam, in close proximity of orgasm, evokes a delicate aspiration that connects us back to the realms of fantasy and reverie. Such anticipation fosters boundless introspection and fans the flames of inventiveness. It sets off rapid heartbeats and fluttering butterflies. The emmanuelgimeno.art webpage serves as a visual cue of a perpetual journey, always about to come. And what if, within this vulnerable transitional space, a share of pleasure found its place?
Put your finger on the following link and feel for yourself : emmanuelgimeno.art