SELFIES OF VAN GOGH
In a grandious way, self portraiture is a proof of existence, the identity that he/ she wants to see on their own. One of the most distinct self portrait artists in history, Van Gogh, the first artist to completely convert his pain and anger into art using it as a means of spiritual escape and transformation of oneself; Each painting was a search, a cry of anguish, therefore one could not judge his art purely in technical terms.
In this self portrait series, by recreating his original self portraits and exploring role-play, the focus was shifted to existential roles – How many selves can one self be? Creating an identity solely by a series of poses, a masquerade. To show that a variety of very different “selfies” can be made by the same person, questioning one’s identity and yet at the same time acting as revelations.