Artist Statement

Social Media Generation.

Portraits of those influencing society through online culture.

My work documents the effects that technology and social media culture have on our society. I am fascinated by our need and obsession with creating our own identities; selfie culture - some banal, creative or just plain ludicrous.

From individuals simply seeking connection - to others with wider ambitions who make a living by growing audiences that eclipse those associated with traditional celebrity. While some are driven by pure narcissism, the underlying human need to connect with others on some intimate level is the most interesting as it requires us to publicly expose a part of ourselves not often seen. The public creation of personal identity, combined with the emergence of a β€˜new’ celebrity for a new era is what I bring to life in my work.

My portraiture from social media parodies and is commentary on those who impact our society and influence our culture. A static, analog recording of the digital feed before it disappears. My work is a reflection of who we are now.