Cristín O'Loughlin
Identifying the Self(ie)

Flouro colour trapped within translucent paper and sleekly applied paint punctuates the space between reality and virtual reality in these figurative paintings. Images of young women are appropriated from Instagram and manipulated to parody the choreography of poses that are encountered daily on social media platforms. Today there is a heightened awareness of the complexities and anxieties surrounding the portrayal and control of the female figure. Self-portraiture, with its long history in art, has been decontextualised with a new mobile immediacy that allows social media users to depict a carefully curated self that encourages immediate interactive engagement.

MFA in Fine Art

1 of 5 - Scream Queen, 2018
2 of 5 - Jump Scare, 2019
3 of 5 - Kittenfish, 2019
4 of 5 - Clickbait, 2019
5 of 5 - Youniverse, 2019