Friends

Friends

Installazione, Politico/Sociale, Ritratto, Legno, 366x274x2cm
I began this piece by logging on to my friends Face book account. Then i began thinking about American and world culture. More importantly, I was looking at the affect that the face book culture had on its participants. In this case I found many disconnections and it depressed me.

my friend only knew(on a personal level) 80 of the 500 "friends" He had on his account.
He told me which ones they were and i painted them in full detail. As he named off more "friends", He realized that he didn't really know them. So I painted those with less detail. Eventually as the portraits moved out, the people just became objects.
They were identified by a movement of my finger digging into the wet paint to form only one characteristic. There souls were shrunk and degraded.

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Tania  Welz
9 anni fa
Tania Welz Artista
Finally somebody says something about this misuse of the word 'friendship' or even 'close friendship'...it creates a lifetime to create a real close friendsship and yet facebook is treating this very precious realtionsship with the usual fast food consumption ... great work and ...thank you!
Alexey TEREHOFF
10 anni fa
Alexey TEREHOFF Artista
My vote: Masterpiece!
LOZOODISIMONA®
10 anni fa
LOZOODISIMONA® Artista
interesting! VOTED!
microbonet
10 anni fa
microbonet Istituzione
that relates works of very different artists, who can also live geographically far [info] http://www.microbo.net/archivioartisti/index.htm
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10 anni fa
microbonet Istituzione
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10 anni fa
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Kalos & Klio
10 anni fa
Kalos & Klio Artista
very appealing !

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