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These paintings are part of the Absurdist 'selfie' series, exploring identity; who am I now? This is a question faced by most physical performers at some point in their lives, and it is an interesting game to play... now that the anxiety of actually figuring it out has passed. I think it is also a valid question most people face in their lives, whether through transitions or loss.

This series is a reaction to the way we tend to portray ourselves as something else, and the emphasis placed on 'identity' in this age of social media. Do we risk being honest? Do we risk showing ourselves truly or do we try and show ourselves as something we think may be more appealing?

This series #whoaminow? is a visual transition from the work I was doing previously as a physical performance artist/ In contemporary Circus and Street Theatre. I studied and performed at an international level, in the genre where the artists play with the absurd, the abstract, and the surreal, which is known as Clo


Keywords: cat, kitten, bird, Absurdist, self portrait, Gold Leaf, Surrealism, Gallery Wall, Lanigan, Oil, neutral, Collectable

Portrait Of The Artist As A Kitten Dressed As A Bird, With The Bag That Holds Her Hopes And Dreams.

 
Original oil painting by Judith Lanigan
Materials
Oil and Gold Leaf on Canvas
Size
W:60cm x H:90cm x D:2cm
signed, ready to hang, unframed, part of a series of Absurdist self portraits
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      These paintings are part of the Absurdist 'selfie' series, exploring identity; who am I now? This is a question faced by most physical performers at some point in their lives, and it is an interesting game to play... now that the anxiety of actually figuring it out has passed. I think it is also a valid question most people face in their lives, whether through transitions or loss.

      This series is a reaction to the way we tend to portray ourselves as something else, and the emphasis placed on 'identity' in this age of social media. Do we risk being honest? Do we risk showing ourselves truly or do we try and show ourselves as something we think may be more appealing?

      This series #whoaminow? is a visual transition from the work I was doing previously as a physical performance artist/ In contemporary Circus and Street Theatre. I studied and performed at an international level, in the genre where the artists play with the absurd, the abstract, and the surreal, which is known as Clo


      Keywords: cat, kitten, bird, Absurdist, self portrait, Gold Leaf, Surrealism, Gallery Wall, Lanigan, Oil, neutral, Collectable

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