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It's Not What It Seems, 2019

Alexander James
Oil on canvas
39 1/3 x 39 1/3 x 1 1/2 in
100 x 100 x 4 cm

Regular price $6,000.00
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James examines the multiple ways that digitalisation will practically affect all aspects of contemporary existence. He probes how digitalisation may extend to the way that we eventually experience life and even the way that we dream, and he interweaves this theme with elements of his own past and present. James also depicts the fluidity of identity and the versatility of our own appearances, particularly through the use of aesthetics, archetypes and social uniforms, particularly those from certain groups and subcultures. These earlier social totems were previously used to identify roles within society and the various traditions and customs that naturally stemmed from it, but have now been appropriated, reincarnated and disseminated to a much wider audience, ultimately, mirroring the reality that we are living.