"You and Me" Selfie. Element of the sept portrait series, March 2019.

Selfie series

Following the Thread

Feb-Mar 2019


This work has came out from working on the challenge hosted by ISZAF, International Shenzhen Artist Forum. This time it was "Language: perception or creation of reality"


Within the given parameters of the challenge, it set me on the thinking path. I toyed with the idea to draw on my linguistics education, to develop on the linguists relative hypothesis. How is it that a language can determine our thoughts, it is truly amazing! 


A culture manifests itself in the language and it takes a variety of shapes, colours and moods. Having lived and worked in a multi cultural and language society, I am always fascinated to come across individuals who either easily or struggle to assimilate into a new foreign environment. 


In my research, I found a mind stretching question ‘Why do I think the way that I do?’ My self portrait series is my attempt to answer this. I particularly enjoyed this project, because it lets me integrate 'selfie' culture into my art. 


Enjoy x

You and me

"You and Me Selfie", self portrait elements with one mirror, March 2019.

You and Me Selfie Arrangement

Consists of 8 fragments from large "Selfies" artworks. One framed mirror add interaction, movement, light and life. 


Much like you can't ever step in to the same water twice, there is never same image whenever you look. 


Viewers are invited to position themselves in a way to frame any fragment of their face. Using smartphones, viewers are creating their own artwork with me.


9 frames combined into arrangement. Size - 840 mm x 660mm

Media used - prints on silk canvass, mirror.

it's all about you!

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It's all about you selfie arrangement

Viewers are invited to find a reflection in most or all mirror. Possible no reflection or reflection of reflection.


Using your smart phone, take picture of the what you see, or rather of what your phone camera sees. The use of shutter sound is expected, as well as flash. If flash reflects in mirrors it can be an additional affect.


Media used - 5 framed mirrors. Various size. 

Combined into arrangement. Size - 650mm x 650 mm

SHOW time!

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Exhibition

On May 11 IZSAF will open an exhibition 'Utterance'. I'm very excited to have my work selected for this exhibition.  

Create together!

Viewers are invited to find a reflection in most or all mirrors. Possibly no reflection at all or reflection of a reflection.


Much like you can't ever step in to the same water twice, there is never same image whenever you look. 


Using your smart phone, take picture of what you see, or rather of what your phone camera sees. The use of shutter sound is expected, as well as flash. Create the unique sounds, lights and shadows combinations. 


I invite the audience to send me their best shots. I will create a digital artwork, using fragments from first 100 entries. Credits to ALL names or social accounts will be made , please remember to include your name and social account details. Final work will be available on IZSAF site and my website. 


Send in your photos on the same day you take in at the exhibition. Final artwork will be released 31 of May, 2019.


Have fun, x

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