A series of mixed-media drawings that explore the frailties of our self-hood and how we interact with similar vulnerabilities in others. We hide behind façades and layers; wear countless masks, seeking comfort, safety and acknowledgement, all the while slowly losing touch of ourselves, others and reality. Collect. I’ve trauma focuses in part on how the limitations we set on our existence result in experiences that are both similar and familiar to those endured on a daily basis by an often misunderstood and dismissed minority: individuals afflicted by dissociative identity disorders.
A visual parlour for those who appreciate distinctive achromatic creations. Represents an amalgam of various drawing projects. Although each piece is in a coulourless setting, the messages they convey are far from being black and white.
In a world united and divided by social media platform algorithms, how we perceive and represent ourselves and the Other is muddled by a cocktail of logos, emoticons and memes playing off as the far more complex counterparts they are meant to represent. A growing addiction to Likes and an insidiously funnelled environment slowly dissociates individuals. These voluntarily induced variables keep us from expressing fully and in traditional contexts (face to face) the very emotions we are merely claiming to ‘feel’ at a distance ‘harmlessly’ behind our screens.
Each acrylic painting in this series is a call-to-action that exposes our passive and destructive attitudes, with titles and intended arrangements urging the viewer to move and pay attention, both on a psychological level and a physical one.
See the Forest for the Trees
Smile for the Camera