My project adopts an analytical approach towards social theories, social media and identity. Drawing inspiration from Roman and Greek sculptural art, the work I have produced is interwoven with neoclassical ideologies. Sculptural busts were known as physical avatars for personality and emotional expression, with facial features often believed to be the best conveyors of personality. In a similar way, portraiture became my tool for conveying a sense of truth to the subject. By removing the 'mask' of Facebook and revealing the authentic characters beneath, Friends becomes a portrayal of identity. The audience is encouraged to engage solely with the sitter. With no knowledge of cultural or social background, it highlights how alike, yet remarkably unique, each of us is.
Nancy Biscoe • Caitlin Chescoe • Elena Cremona • Willis Elizabeth • Liberty Feist • Kamila Fiedorowicz • Megan Hood • Nathaniel Reeks • Kiran Tasneem •