Vita Opolskyte, ‘Double - faced’, 2013, The Rooster Gallery

The picture contains the artist’s self-portrait. Next to it, fragments of a second face take shape. Beside a light and somewhat melancholic first image, the second one comes out as the artist’s bright, flamboyant and grotesque alter ego. It becomes an expression of what cannot be represented. In this way, the artist polemicizes with the tradition of portrait and self-portrait, and questions the stereotypes of an artist’s image.

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