selfie (Blue)

Selfie (Blue)

Waxed pine, reflective perspex, machine screws 30 x 90cm

The work looks to explore our compulsive efforts to validate our existence via our social media accounts. Designed as both a demanding and provocative aesthetic, as well an invitation for the viewer to observe themselves within the text. The highly reflective blue mirrored perspex takes its reference from the unrealistic, saturated colour tints of Instagram filters. Here, the reflective text offers both an opportunity for photography as well as a transformative space in which the viewers self image may become more appealing than the work itself. 

2019. Ant Hamlyn