"Melt the mask that shows our face"
The portrait began as a way of being admired and remembered, accessible to some privileged. But with the development of technology, with the invention of the camera and the internet and 2.0 websites, philosophy, with the arrival of existentialism and individualism, psychology, with the unveiling of the unconscious by Freud's psychoanalysis, economics, With the expansion of capitalism, and society, with the extension of narcissism, portraying has become common for current generations, assuming a new form of intercommunication. A new concept of self-portrait, the social network, has been born. Photography was a great advance in this field, and 2.0 websites are the perfect platform where this phenomenon has developed, young people have the need to portray each moment, and they try, almost whole lives are already part of the fluctuating portrait of a Narcissistic society, paradoxically hyperconnected, which I dare to call "post-individualist."
Personal carving project carried out at the Academia di Belli Arti di Carrara, Italy. Using both traditional and contemporary techniques, born in the classic Greco-Roman sculpture style...
...and to lead to the postmodernist concept of individual representation.
Narcissism has been an important point to investigate, and can be understood as one of the disorders that lead this society towards perpetual dissatisfaction. Considering narcissism as the obsessive state of constant search for oneself, it could be said that it is partly as if we were living in a continuous process of self-portrait.