About Miguel Vallinas Prieto

Lives and Works:

Other Country

About the artist

Madrid based photographer Miguel Vallinas Prieto began his ‘Second Skins’ series with the intention of ‘investigating the animal in us all’. This whimsical photo series sees various animals dressed in contemporary outfits, posing as typical human models would. The clothes appear to match their personalities, acting as a true second skin. Unsurprisingly, Miguel didn’t actually wrestle a roll-neck onto a swan or sweet-talk a hippopotamus into donning a Barbour. The taxidermied specimens are photographed in various museums and private collections, while each outfit is modelled by volunteers in Miguel’s studio. The two images are then spliced together by the artist.

Rebecca Gordon

The Insider Rebecca Gordon says:

"Miguel's 'Second Skin' series are truly eye catching. Through his incredible attention to detail these photographs having a strangely real effect. The links between the animal heads and human bodies are seamless as is his attention to linking the animals characteristics or features to the human body. I love the understated wit and charm of these works. "

Miguel Vallinas Prieto

Stay in Touch with Miguel!

"Follow Miguel to receive first access to new works for sale and the latest updates on events and activities."

Not what you were looking for?

Find the perfect artwork using our filters or talk with one of our advisors to help you discover it.

Browse for art