Instagramatology: #Desperate Selfie
Large Format Photography | Digital Photography | Digital Painting | HD Videography
68” x 45” Large Format Print
After The Desperate Man (Self-Portrait) from 1845, by Courbet, this phenomenological study serves as a medium for further cultural awareness and critique of the impact of social media on the human condition through the language of allegory.
This series of works seeks to reveal aspects of reality as our contemporary sense of being is embodied in an extended technological world. These theoretical and physical gestures act as symbolic and material functions to investigate the nature of the current relationship between technology and cultural humanity.
Addressing the obsession of visually capturing the self in today’s smartphone culture, there is a hyperreality in the way in which online social networks are displacing natural social realities by allowing people to offer stylized versions of themselves for amorous or social entertainment rather than allowing the complexity of their real identities to be organically engaged.
127” x 65” Large Format C-Print
40” x 20” Digital Painting C-Print