A series of self-portrait oil paintings in response to the emotional consequences of selfie culture.
‘Selfies' is a series of paintings in the tradition of photorealists like Chuck Close, Richard Estes, and Audrey Flack. My process involves paintings rendered with exacting detail from photographic self-portraits. For me, this painstakingly slow and considered painting technique is a response to the emotional consequences and the immediacy of selfie culture. With this project, I endeavor to bring self-reflection back into self-portraiture.
Selfie: First Rodeo, Oil paint on stretched canvas, 16" x 20" x 2", 2014
© 2018 Derek Bradley