Self-portraiture is almost always a vulnerable endeavor, and that is definitely the case when it comes to the most recent work of Vancouver based painter Sára Molčan. Sára has taken late-night selfies off of the phone, and onto the canvas. Here’s why:
“[She] captures the universal desire to be liked through her large-scale paintings. Using herself as a vessel, Molčan’s work speaks to the careful curation of our own displays of emotions, our imperfect existence, and the ambivalence towards romantic partners in an effort to seem like you don’t care … Drawing inspiration from user interfaces, sexting, and identity play, her larger-than-life selfies demand to be removed from context and placed back in the digital world.”
Her paintings are beautiful, vulnerable, and very candid … and I just chose the tame ones! ps. Don’t drink and text. Happy weekend.