Artist’s Statement: Eggs Benedict consists of 22 self-portraits on 20 x 15 cm canvas boards. The size, thinness and appearance of the paintings references flat screens and iPads on which we have so many conversations nowadays. The paintings are not originated from selfies, they are those little heads everyone is familiar with, situated in the far corners of the screen when talking to someone through a platform such as Skype. I find these images fascinating because it is the new way of how we look at ourselves. All of the images are cropped by the camera, they have blurry outlines, bleach outs, pixels, showing an overall distorted view of reality.
I painted the self-portraits in a short period of time, each painting made in more or less 2 hours. Even though I was painting myself the process was automated and I finished them as quickly and looking at them as objectively as possible. I avoided decisions in favour of aesthetic qualities and did not spend time perfecting details.
My intentions are to show the bizarre procedure of video conversations, how different time and space of parallel realities are brought together but in the end always looking down on one and other.