Series “Tumblr Selfies”: Portrait Digital painting/collage 31.5″ × 31.5″ (Image) 800mm × 800mm (Image) C-Type Fuji Pearl mounted AluminiumThe series... Read More
31.5″ × 31.5″ (Image)
800mm × 800mm (Image)
C-Type Fuji Pearl mounted Aluminium
“Tumblr Selfies” is an investigation into society gender stereotypes and
current social media user’s obsession with selfies. With this series I set off
to challenge the taboo around graphic depiction of genitalia, which in many
mainstream online social platforms has led to the absurdity where an artwork of
a nude is censored and considered inappropriate, while violence, hate, fake
news and bigotry seems to be acceptable.
compositions have all the same visual structure: a selfie, a cover of a gender
biased pulp literature from the 50’s and an ancient erotic object from across
different cultures. Each composition has something to tell and is not for the
faint hearted. You want to leave your indoctrination outside of the picture.
Worth noticing in this
series are the colour palettes that have been adjusted specifically for people
with protanopia colour blindness, which is characterised by a difficulty in
distinguishing red and green colour shades. To that end I worked with my
partner, who has protanopia, to help me adjust the colour spectrum of my
artwork so that he too would be able to distinguish better the figures from the
background. I wanted to help others with similar perceptual colours shift to be
able to enjoy my work.