In this age of Instagram, the selfie is the feel-good tonic for the masses - fast, ubiquitous, cheap and easy. But what do selfies actually convey about their subjects? Ultimately, very little. We see only the surface, the exterior, the shallow self - readymade for social media. Selfies, like friends on Facebook, encourage a sort of widespread depersonalization, faces without real meaning or connection. The dumbing down of the individual in the Id.
On the other hand, the 50 artists included in Your Bad Self delve deeper.
- Nick Lawrence, 2015
Published by Arts+Leisure in 2015.