Self-Portrait (After Pinker)
ArtWorld Studio Gallery: CBA
BSB: 064 186
Account Number: 10 381 873
Reference: Your Surname + CHAP1
Christopher Hagen - 'Marked Resemblances'
Title: Self-Portrait (After Pinker)
Photograph on textile
Size: 182cm x 36cm
Chris Hagen on his series:
This series of “self portraits” is primarily centered in experiential intimacy, depicting books from my own collection of literature. The reading of each had been a formative experience, and I left my waypoints for return journeys through each text. The work is not explicitly about what I have personally marked, but rather the human compulsion to mark, measure, or denote what is important, shaped by and reflecting one’s own values and agenda — until the marks themselves begin to alter the very nature of the book, bending spines or littering the edges with staccato- patterned colour akin to DNA maps.