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Colorfields

Selfies          2017—2018

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. 

 
 
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Selfie: First Rodeo, Oil paint on stretched canvas, 16" x 20" x 2", 2014

 
 
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Selfies2014—2018

Colorfields2003—2017

Pattern Language2016

Alternate Dimensions2015

 
 

 © 2018 Derek Bradley