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Selfie-portraits

2014, oil on canvas, a 40 x 60 cm

The popularity of selfies depicts our age: the age of increasing separation between people on one hand and extensive anynomous sharing on the other hand. Selfie is a strange combination of loneliness and narcissism. If a selfie is taken by an artist, it can be seen as a modern version of self-portrait, continuing the tradition of portraiting the artist’s self. But it gives a different viewpoint to the traditional self-portrait both metaphorically and physicly. These paintings are investigating how does the popularity of selfies affect the reproduction of the self and which are the parallels with tradition self-portrait.

 

The first part of the project has been conducted and exhibited in UNESCO Art Camp in 2014, in Andorra. Work in progress.

Selfiportreed

Sami Al Siyabi, the Omanian artist known for his beautiful oil paintings, taking a selfie with the Andorran landscape. 2014, oil on canvas