September 30, 2019

#iwokeuplikethis: How did you wake up this morning?

Christina Kyriakidou

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Digital prints in frames#iwokeuplikethis, 2018approximately 70 x 76 x 2

Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ is digitally manipulated into a modern-day beauty. The ‘#iwokeuplikethis’ popular social media hashtag as my main inspiration for this series of prints I made. The idea is to comment on the ongoing social media trend among young people of posting selfies that advertise ‘effortless’, natural beauty but in reality applying numerous filters and taking multiple shots. The selfie portrait ends up looking over-processed and way too polished to be a spontaneous shot. The individually framed portraits highlight the vanity and effort that is put in every single selfie.