Shadow of My Former Self
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Shadow of My Former Self (2013-15) .gif series
Exhibition view: Summerville in Wilmersdorf, Zähringerstr. 2, Berlin, 2015
Shadow of My Former Self (2013-15) (.gif series)
Shadow of My Former Self, The Window Project Dalston (curated by Schwartz Gallery & Vogue Fabrics Dalston)
66 Stoke Newington Road, London, ca. 320 x 260 x 115 cm / Night
Shadow of My Former Self (2013) Series.
Giclée photographic pigment print on Archival paper,70 x 100 cm (each)
Shadow of My Former Self (2013) Triptych from Series. Giclée photographic pigment print on Archival paper, framed, 103 x 219 x 5 cm
Shadow of My Former Self (Dead to Me ) (2013) Installation Views — 'Stars in My Eyes', Schwartz Gallery London.
Shadow of my Former Self is a meditation on the role physical clothing plays in shaping our image and what it means to individual identity when these items are rejected and left behind— effectively marking the death of the former self. The performative work explores materiality, alternate realities, mediation and the expanded field of painting.
Across the work, there is a reference to the ephemeral and transformative — aspects critical both to traditional portraiture and still life painting. And whilst compositions have a classic quality, reminiscent of a formal sitting or setting, they are the product of a spontaneous, dynamic process wherein both the being and object are in a state of metamorphosis or flux.