Whether in paintings, busts or photographs, among other current techniques,the portrait is linked to the imaginary and social behavior.
Whether famous or ordinary people, the portraits reveal trends and meaningsof time: official and family portraits as a way of documentation, portraits of famous people as a cult of personalities, and the self-portrait that reveals physical and psychological human values, bringing issues such as vanity and public display of intimacy.
#MySelf, a new series of works form the artist Flavia Vazzoler,is one of her most expressive manifestations, of great relevance within the production of contemporary art.
Highlights the current practice that is emerging within cultural production,the selfie, which translates a particular moment in the social history of humanity, related to the ownership and democratization of technology and social networks.
#MySelf presents the perception of the artist over human physionomy, the challenges of contemporary life, translating a particular vision of the world, dreams, beliefs and personality profiles.
The characters parading this exhibition, interpreted through the eyes of the artist, represent each of us, and document our culture and our networks of communication, multiplication of our roles and the consolidation of media resources.
#MySelf is the purest and most free expression of documenting casual, popular and everyday behaviour of a society in times of globalization.
It’s a creative way of asking, through art, who we are.
Ana Cristina Carvalho
A.I.C.A. member (International Association of Critics of Art)
ABCA (Brazilian Association of Critics of Art)See paints below