…In her Self-portrait as a “puppet” the artist raises questions regarding an unknown female identity: why is she hiding behind a mask? Do women hide behind a facade of make-up and feminine behavior? Is it a concealedidentity? The artist remains anonymous to the viewers and perhaps to even herself. The childishdoll-like mask, which the artist uses as a shield, contrasts with her maturefemale body. This fusion represents the transition between being a girl to a woman; an awkward stage, where a new sense of identity emerges.

Dalit Anolik, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, New York, USA

Selfportrait as a puppet

C-print on aluminium
7 ed & 3 Ad 160cm x 105cm
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