MA Celfyddyd Gain / MA Fine Art
With the popularity of the ‘selfie’ the self-portrait has undergone a transition. A ‘selfie’ showcases how a person wishes to present themself to the world. As a reaction to the “beautiful”, “glamorous”, “happy” selfie that represents often unachievable aspirations, people are posting un-beautiful, un-glamorous images, representing how they really look or feel, exposing negative as well as positive emotions and looks. As a response to these portrayals I used two mediums, lithography and linocut, to explore the changing negative (cyan) and positive (red) emotions experienced in daily life. Using alternating red and cyan lights, the two ‘selfies’ unite and separate revealing the many portrayals that embody the truth of the person.