Self Portrait (Selfie)

More Works By Viktor Mitic Mixed Media on Canvas 2020
24 × 30 in 60.96 × 76.2 cm

About Self Portrait (Selfie)

Utilizing a pop-inspired aesthetic with bold colour blocks and a simplified portraiture design, Mitic riffs on the ubiquitous selfie culture, comical filters, and more deeply, surveillance culture. The character's eyes are comically enlarged and glance dramatically upward to another set of eyes that extend from his head and appear to be watching from above. Strategically executed bullet holes pierce the canvas creating a tension between creation and destruction and ask the viewer to confront ideas surrounding the normalization and glorification of violence in contemporary culture.