SELF AND OTHER: STATEMENT

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Self and Other explores the idea of a fusion between the self and the external world. Printed on mirror tiles, colourful portraits of a diverse cast of female personas are visible from a distance. However, when approaching the work and looking at it up close, the viewer ends up primarily seeing him/herself in the reflective surface of the mirror. The reflection of his/her image overpowers that of the represented females previously seen by the viewer. 

The work portrays the tendency of self-focus. It parallels people’s predisposition to interpret other individuals based on their personal background, reality and fantasy. We are inclined to project qualities onto the Other that do not necessarily belong to him/her but are rooted, unconsciously, in our own imagination.