Photographer Catherine Opie talks about she incorporates the history of portraiture in her own work and how that approach has changed as a result of Instagram.
Opie’s work is on view as part of the International Center of Photography’s exhibition “Face to Face: Portraits of Artists by Tacita Dean, Brigitte Lacombe and Catherine Opie” through May 1, 2023. The show presents portraits of art world luminaries by three prominent portraitists.
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People like to stare at other people and we’re often told that we’re not supposed to be staring I’m actually interested in portraiture and how it serves through a history of painting and the idea of representation in that way and what it means to create a formal situation by
Using like chromatic colors or the black background to also create a moment in which it’s it’s a potential shared moment of both intimacy but it also kind of reflects the idea of the subconscious to me kind of action of using the history of portraiture and painting is
Kind of designed to hold the viewer these days when we have Instagram and we’re photographing everything and everybody’s image what is it to actually hold the viewer to a portrait and so I think by using earlier tropes in a certain ways a formality begin to do that
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