Self portraits as “selfies”, or not

“Tali Lennox says her paintings aren’t selfies” was the head line of an article written by Alice Newell-Hanson for ID Magazine about Tali Lennox’ exhibition her at the gallery. In an artist statement on the wall entering the exhibition space Tali has explained what questions and ideas that lie behind “Layers Of Life”.

In the ID Magazine article Tali explains: “Everything is instant now. And you have all these different profiles and pictures which can make you feel fragmented. It’s not real, it’s not who you are. But with a self-portrait, it’s not immediate. It takes days to create one. And it goes deeper. So yes, in a way they’re “selfies” (I hate that word!) but instead of these instant, digital things, they’re oil on canvas.”

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Artist stement by Tali Lennox. Photo by BFA NYC / Billy Farrell.

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