The inspiration for #selfie came in an ordinary afternoon, playing with a horrible mask and looking at myself in the mirror. I was in the bathroom then, and I started to think of the last time I was taking a picture of me there to post it later on Grindr, Facebook or other social media.
#Selfie is at the same time a self-portrait and a joke about the temptation of projecting a more seductive and erotic image to an invisible public. An invitation to seek within the present of a gesture – to put a mask, to take it out- the sights of what we really are: ordinary people with a desperate need for popularity.
The squared shape of the painting is a clear reference to Instagram.
I got my shirt in a second-hand shop: it’s a Zara, for women. Its tacks give a pushy and transgressive look to the composition.