“I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better.” Frida KahloThis... Read More
“I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better.” Frida Kahlo
This self-portrait represents my journey to self-fulfilment. Self-fulfilment can only be achieved through self-knowledge. Self-knowledge can only be achieved through self-discovery. I use self-portraiture as a way to discover and reveal myself. I am learning about me through me. Our face and body is the external part of our identity. The internal part of our identity is interconnected with our external identity. But in order to understand our internal identity and evolve, first we have to understand, accept and appreciate our own external identity: our appearance.
At the same time, this Artwork explores the boundaries between narcissism, self-love, self-obsession and self-promotion. In a world addicted to social media and picture taking what is the place of the artist’s self-portrait? In the era of the “selfie” what type of imagery still qualifies as a self-portrait and not just as a photograph that one has taken of oneself? Is there really a difference between a “selfie” and a photographic self-portrait? Or is the only difference between them the identity of the person who took the photograph: artist and non-artist? My self-portraiture seeks to ask these questions and open a dialogue.