ABOUT THIS PAINTING
This is a self-portrait painted from an online Zoom meeting. Online meeting interfaces, such as Zoom, have deeply affected the way we see and perceive ourselves. I painted this self-portrait from the small rectangular vignette projected back by the screen of my computer. Using cool colors, high contrasts and slight camera distortions, I aimed to express how technology shapes the way we see ourselves and the negative impact of seeing and watching oneself for hours on screen. From body dysmorphia, to anxiety and envy, the feelings generated by the contemplation of one's zoom self-image follows us way beyond the screen.
TITLE: Zoom self-portrait
ARTIST: Carole Nataf (myself)
SIZE: 30 x 40 inches
SHIPPING: Ships worldwide painting on its canvas
SHIPPING TIME: 3-5 business days.
INSURANCE: Insured shipping
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Carole Nataf is an experienced London-based artist who was born in France. She has been exhibited in galleries in the U.S., Paris and London and her work is represented in dozens of private collections and publications. She holds degrees in Philosophy from La Sorbonne (B.A.) and History of Art (M.A.) from the Courtauld Institute.
While studying art privately in Paris, NYC, San Francisco and Boston, she was naturally drawn to painting outdoors and from life, immersed in the heart of her subjects. Influenced by the French impressionists and inspired by contemporary culture, the world she depicts is soft and colorful.
Carole’s more recent work explores contemporary visual culture and the effects of social media, iphone photography and digital culture on representation. Adopting high exposure, saturated colors and distorted angles, her recent portraits express the ambiguity of self-presentation in the digital age.